SW7246 : Winding Gear at Skinner's Bottom

taken 12 years ago, near to Blackwater, Cornwall, Great Britain

Winding Gear at Skinner's Bottom
Winding Gear at Skinner's Bottom
This looks to be winding gear for a small mineshaft. It also looks to be derelict. My thanks go to Malcolm Kewn for providing the following explanation:
"This is the headgear of Wheal Concord, which was reopened in 1980, and visited by the Duke of Cornwall in 1981, who went underground during his visit. Tin output failed to reach expectations, however, and the tin market crash of 1985 proved to be the killer blow for this venture. The mine closed in 1986, hence the dereliction evident in the photo."
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SW7246, 6 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 June, 2006
Category
Industrial site (derelict)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 728 460 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:16.2424N 5:11.3572W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 728 460
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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