SW6747 : Kites Shaft, Mineshaft Cover

near to Porthtowan, Cornwall, Great Britain

Kites Shaft, Mineshaft Cover
Kites Shaft, Mineshaft Cover
This small stone building is one of the more elaborate ways of covering old mine shafts. Normally the shafts are capped, or covered by a conical wire frame. Kites Shaft was part of the West Wheal Towan mine and this cover was built over it in 1998. It might be tempting to drop a stone down the shaft but this should be avoided because of the danger of hitting sleeping bats.
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Thursday, 15 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Friday, 16 June, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 679 472 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:16.7415N 5:15.5432W
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