SX2670 : St Cleer: top of Gonamena inclined plane

taken 8 years ago, near to Minions, Cornwall, Great Britain

St Cleer: top of Gonamena inclined plane
St Cleer: top of Gonamena inclined plane
View towards ruined engine houses at South Caradon mine including Pearce's shaft, top left and Sump shaft, lower down. South Caradon was one of the most successful copper mines in east Cornwall, the first ores being sold in 1838. By 1855 no less than 600 hands were employed here and Minions, Crow's Nest and Tokenbury Corner were then not dissimilar from the mining camps of Colorado and the far west of the USA. Gonamena inclined plane was on the original route of the Liskeard & Caradon Railway from Moorswater, near Liskeard, to Cheeswring Quarries in Linkinhorne parish, opened in 1846. It brought the railway up to the Minions plateau from the Seaton valley. The incline was bypassed in 1877 when a new line of railway was constructed to the east of Caradon Hill. On the right of this view a large waste dump from West Caradon mine can also be seen
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 August, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 August, 2010
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Inclined plane   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 261 704 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:30.4733N 4:27.1638W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 261 704
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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