SW6950 : Wheal Coates - Towanroath Shaft

taken 7 years ago, near to St Agnes, Cornwall, England

Wheal Coates - Towanroath Shaft
Wheal Coates - Towanroath Shaft
This is probably one of the best known engine houses in Cornwall and has featured on a postage stamp. It was erected in 1872 for a 36 inch pumping engine that worked until about 1885. The shaft is open but covered with a metal grid and extends to 80 fathoms below the adit depth of 26 fathoms (a fathom is 6'). The adit can be accessed through a cave on the beach at low tide but I wouldn't recommend this to any casual explorer.

Chapel porth beach is seen beyond.

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Quarrying, Mining Derelict, Disused County: Cornwall Former: Mine Engine House Primary Subject: Mine other tags: Cornish Engine House Pumping Engine House Chimney Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SW6950, 107 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Chris Allen   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 22 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Friday, 30 September, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 698 500 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:18.2962N 5:13.9893W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 698 500
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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