SX3572 : Holmbush Mine

taken 10 years ago, near to Kelly Bray, Cornwall, Great Britain

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Holmbush Mine
Holmbush Mine
This is the remains of the buildings surrounding part of Holmbush Mine. Conservation work was carried out in 2007 and it is reasonably safe to walk around these buildings provided you are careful. There are the remains of three engine houses along with the boiler house chimney which is still just about standing. I have no specific information about the engine houses but the one in the foreground has a very wide arched entrance and if you walk inside you can still see the bolt holes which were used to anchor the engine to the ground. This building must have housed very large engine, possibly 100 inch cylinder. Such large engine were almost always used to pump water from the mine workings.
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SX3572, 18 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 21 April, 2009
Category
Mine (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 3578 7202 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:31.4915N 4:19.0896W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 3581 7200
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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