SW9455 : Goonvean China Clayworks - Cornish beam pumping engine

taken 37 years ago, near to Stepaside, Cornwall, Great Britain

Goonvean China Clayworks - Cornish beam pumping engine
Goonvean China Clayworks - Cornish beam pumping engine
50" Cornish beam engine of 1863 by Harvey & Co of Hayle. Installed 4th hand in 1910. Dismantled by Century millwrights in September 2008 and placed in store. It is hoped that it may be re-erected in a proposed project in Hayle.

This was a picture of the top chamber with the indoor end of the beam before the stairs became even softer and the roof was damaged by high winds. The beam was a replacement by Holman Bros of camborne in 1928. The engine ceased work in about 1955.

Its removal was just in time, as the air pump and condenser had already fallen down the unstable shaft and part of the engine house followed not long after the engine's safe removal. The remainder of the house was then quickly demolished.

There is now only one engine in situ 'in the clay' - that at Parkandillick.
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 May, 1982   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 21 June, 2012
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Quarrying, Mining 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 949 553 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.7069N 4:53.1021W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 949 553
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