A piece of Cornish heritage

by Jack Mathews March. 03, 2019 303 views

Last year on my travels to Cornwall I had one place in my mind which I knew I absolutely needed to visit and that was the Wheal Coates tin mine in St. Agnes.

Something fascinating about this place..

Something fascinating about this place..

The structure that can be seen today was constructed in 1802 however records indicate that mining has taken place here from as early as 1692! This mine faced many challenges in it's near 74 year life span which included flooding and until better steam technology came along bringing ore to the surface.

There are three remaining buildings at the site which are currently grade 2 listed and are looked after by the National Trust.

Stand tall..

Stand tall..

I can only imagine that working here would have often been formidable due to adverse weather that rolls off of the coast.

Cornwall certainly has some of the most spectacular coastlines I've ever seen!

Cornwall certainly has some of the most spectacular coastlines I've ever seen!

Skeletons..

Skeletons..

An absolute hidden gem of a beach! Definitely take a visit if you are nearby.

An absolute hidden gem of a beach! Definitely take a visit if you are nearby.

In summary, if you are ever around the St. Agnes I would definitely urge you to pay a visit to this amazing piece of Cornish Heritage! More info can be found on the National Trust Website! Thanks for reading!

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