SW7950 : Batters' Shaft, West Chiverton

taken 9 years ago, near to Callestick, Cornwall, Great Britain

Batters' Shaft, West Chiverton
Batters' Shaft, West Chiverton
Great West Chiverton mine was a rich producer of lead, silver-lead and zinc, once employing around 1,000 people. This well-known local landmark on Batters' Shaft housed an 80" cylinder pumping engine from 1869. The house is unusual in having the chimney built into the centre of the back wall, meaning that the large cylinder doorway had to be built into a side wall (the other side of the house from the camera position). The engine was designed and built by Harveys of Hayle and considered to be one of the best ever made. West Chiverton was closed in 1886 but the engine went on to be used on two other mines.
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SW7950, 6 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 3 March, 2008
Category
Mine (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 790 508 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:18.9438N 5:6.2781W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 789 507
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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