SW8355 : Engine house at East Wheal Rose

taken 7 years ago, near to St Newlyn East, Cornwall, Great Britain

Engine house at East Wheal Rose
Engine house at East Wheal Rose
This magnificent building was erected In 1881-82 to house one of the largest mine pumping engines in Cornwall, a 100-inch beam engine. Note the arrow slit windows designed to avoid the weakening effect of normal windows on a structure taking the shock loads of the beam engine at full throttle. The large opening at the base is the cylinder opening through which the massive cylinder would have been installed. The staircase is purely for visitor access, although this is not allowed at present due to the dangerous state of the wall capping stones.
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SW8355, 23 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 August, 2011
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Engine house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 8383 5577 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.7224N 5:2.4432W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 8387 5576
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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