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A view to die for.....

By Arvorphoto    
Pearce’s Shaft engine house - South Caradon mine

It is one the most distinctive of all Cornish Engine house ruins. Pearce’s hill slope location high on Caradon Hill above the Seaton Valley make it a prominent landmark and its distinctive look arises from an unusual buttressed wall. The reasons suggested for this distinctive buttressing are unstable ground, or the angle of the shaft. Sadly the bob wall they once supported has all but collapsed.

The pumps on this shaft were originally powered by flat-rods running uphill from the winding engine at Sump Shaft.
These rods were replaced by Pearce’s 50″ engine in 1870, relatively late in the mine’s life.

The stannary town of Liskeard can be seen to the left of the engine house and St Cleer on the hill to the right


Processing: Lightroom/Photoshop

As always, many thanks to those of you who have taken the time to look, vote, comment and give their awards.
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Tags: Cornwall Uk Chimney Engineering Shaft Copper Unesco Landscape and travel St cleer No people Cornish Mining World Heritage site Copper Mining Cornish Mining Heritage 2019 South Caradon Mining complex Buttress walls Pearce's Shaft Engine House Seaton Valley South Caradon mine

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FabioKeiner 6 111 Austria
21 Jun 2019 9:06AM
excellent - like a pre-historic fortress (which, in some meaning it isSmile

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21 Jun 2019 10:31AM

Quote:excellent - like a pre-historic fortress (which, in some meaning it isSmile


Yes very true Fabio.

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