South Crofty Mine Surface 5: This page is looking at the South Crofty site as it declined over the years after closure.
In late February 2013 Cornwall County Council undertook the renovation of the iconic headframe over New Cooks Kitchen Shaft, this was completed by October of the same year. During 2013/14 the site was also cleared, the old mill was demolished along with much of the old mine’s infrastructure.
The huge ore bins which had dominated the landscape for so many years were finally broken up by January 2014. Nothing has really looked the same again, now a road crosses the old mine splitting the surface area in half.
The images start in around 2010 and progress gradually to 2015, so I have put them in the best order that I can.
The following images show just how close houses are to the workings. The ore bins dominated the local skyline for nearly 50 years.
The following images are taken at a later date during 2013. The headframe has been covered to protect the workers from the elements. Also by this time initial demolition had commenced on the processing mill.
The headframe lost the covering shroud in October 2013, these were taken during 2014 of the finished iconic structure.
This is the last section of this page. These were taken during 2015 whilst wandering around the perimeter fence and local area with Tracy.