Wheal Peevor Mine, Cornwall archaeological assessment : a report for Kerrier District Council. by Ainsley Cocks

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Published by Cornwall County Council, Historic Environment Service in Truro .

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SeriesReport -- No:2004R019
ContributionsCornwall Archaeological Unit., Kerrier District Council., Cornwall County Council. Historic Environment Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination68p.,[35] leaves of plates (21 fold) :
Number of Pages68
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Open LibraryOL16010516M

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Wheal Peevor Wheal Peevor Mine Aug Originally worked as part of Great North Downs, a prominent copper mine, at the end of the 18th century, it became Wheel Peevor infollowing the abandonment of Little North Downs Mine after the discovery of tin in the area.

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Wheal Leisure was a mine owned by Ross Poldark. The mine's earliest known owner was Joshua Poldark who died in At the time, mines had started closing in Cornwall and the mine which would become Wheal Peevor Mine Leisure followed suit.

When Ross Poldark came home, he inherited the mine. He decided to re-open it and tried to find investment. He succeeded and eventually re-opened the mine with the. With Mount Wellington Mine set up in the 20th century, construction began on the Wheal Maid tailings lagoons inunder the ownership of Cornwall Tin and Mining Ltd.

(Image: Greg Martin. Wheal Peevor, with its trio of fine engine houses is a lovely short walk just outside the main town. This small mine left behind fabulous remains of three different types of engine house and extensive dressing floors, something that is rare to see.

Footpaths now Wheal Peevor Mine through this site, making it perfect for walks. Wheal Peevor was first mined in the 18th century but what we see today are the remarkably complete ruins of a 19th-century tin mine with three engine houses. Peevor mined extremely rich veins of 4% tin ore, but its heyday lasted only from Now the mine site has been preserved with a network of trails and interpretive panels.

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Poldark Mine is a tourist attraction near the town of Helston in Cornwall, England, lies within the Wendron Mining District of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage features include underground guided tours through ancient tin mine workings, a museum of industrial heritage, mining equipment and Cornish social history, a Wheal Peevor Mine ancient monument and.

West Peevor Mine is situated in the valley below Wheal Peevor. The two Wheal Peevor Mine houses on the site were erected in A 50″ Pumping Engine on Mitchell’s Shaft and a 22″ Stamps Engine, there was also a winding house but only the base survives somewhere in the gorse.

The mine was closed in Wheal Peevor Mine Site, outside Redruth, is one of the least-known mining heritage sites in Cornwall, yet one of the most important. A small site by Cornish standards, Wheal Peevor is rare because it features a three engine house arrangement, with an engine devoted to each of the three major mine engine functions of pumping, hauling, and crushing, all on the same compact site.

Wheal Peevor was a metalliferous mine located on North Downs about miles north-east of Redruth, Cornwall, first mining sett was granted here in around on land owned by the St Aubyn family. It was originally mined at shallow depths for copper, but when the price for that metal slumped afterthe mine was able to change to mining tin ore, which was found deeper down.

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Wheal Peevor Mine Site and Multi-use Trail. Works to reclaim Wheal Peevor from a ha area of derelict mining scarred land commenced in latewith works being undertaken to treat and make safe a total of 12 mineshafts, the 3 Grade II listed Engine Houses were also consolidated. Redruth Mining District An image of Wheal Peevor Mine framed by the buildings at West Peevor Mine.

This mine worked from producing 3, tons of tin. The three engine houses from left to right are: the 32″ Stamps, 70″ Pumping house on Sir Frederick’s shaft and the 18″ whim (winding) house, this was taken before the site.

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At this time Wheal Peevor was struggling and Thomas reported 'very little doing here now'. ByJ Y Watson in his Compendium of British Mining (p25) mentions Wheal Peevor, but does not say if it was working.

Thomas Spargo in his Mines of Cornwall () does not mention Wheal Peevor, unless it was part of North Downs or Great North Downs.

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Stamps Engine House to Wheal Peevor Mine at Sw is a Grade II listed building in Redruth, Cornwall, England. See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building.

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The ancient tin mine of Wheal Peevor is a staggering site. The huge Grade II listed engine houses tower above the landscape in what feels like an isolated spot in the middle of nowhere. In fact, this is one of the most internationally significant mining sites around; though it closed inproduction re-started during the first world war to.

Great North Downs Mine (incl. Wheal Hawke), Scorrier, Redruth, Cornwall, England, UK: This mine worked a stretch of land between the County Crosscourse in the west and the Great Western Railway in the east, straddling the boundaries of Chacewater, Redruth and St Agnes parishes.

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Click on a marker to see the name of the location and click the box to go to the information about that place. Hotels near Wheal Peevor, Redruth on Tripadvisor: F traveller reviews, 1, candid photos, and prices for hotels near Wheal Peevor in Redruth, England.

Wheal Charlotte Villa - St Agnes (Cornwall)Saint Agnes Tr4 Uk, St Agnes (Cornwall), United Kingdom, TR4 show map. Wheal Graceis a mine owned by Ross Poldark. It was opened by his father Joshua,named after his mother Grace and later closed after Grace dies. Ross reopens the mine with Francis Poldark.

Wheal Grace was created by Joshua Poldark and named after his wife Grace. Wheel Grace was profitable at first but then became less so. Grace dies and Joshua closes up the mine. Ross and Francis Poldark. Wheal Peevor was a metalliferous mine located on North Downs about miles north-east of Redruth, Cornwall, England.

The first mining sett was granted here. - Wheal Peevor copper mine near to Redruth and Portreath in Cornwall. The World Heritage site office have prioritised Wheal Busy Smithy as a conservation project. Cornwall Council have searched for a solution to preserve this fantastic piece of history, which is a noted feature of ‘Outstanding Universal Value’ within the World Heritage Site.

Situated in Redruth, this cottage is mi ( km) from Wheal Peevor and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cornish Studies Library and East Pool Mine. Portreath Beach and Porthtowan Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km). Mining in Cornwall Balweyth En Kernow. Web: Holes in the ground.

Mining in Cornwall began in the early Bronze Age approximately 2, BC and ended with the South Crofty tin mine closing in Tin and later also copper were the most productive of the metals extracted: some tin mining continued long after mining of other metals had become unprofitable.

Capped mine shaft at Wheal Plenty - geographjpg × ; KB Carn Galver tin mine ruins ().jpg 4, × 5,; MB Carn Galver tin mine. The 3-star St Agnes Hotel places guests about miles from Wheal Peevor.

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