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    This is the remnants of the Smithys workshop from the Wheal & Busy Cornish tin mines



    Former blacksmith's and workshop. Built c.1872 for Wheal Busy Mine. A tall single storey building of random granite rubble with granite quoins and some modern repairs of brick and block work in places. A large and impressive, hipped scantle slate roof with ridge tiles. The tall central stack for the furnace has a lower stage of stone and upper of brick. The front elevation has cart entrances at either end





    Wheal Busy is a very important name in the annals of Cornish mining. The production of copper and tin in the area around Chacewater dates from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, with the mine first being mentioned in 1666. Wheal Busy also saw the successive installation of early innovations in steam technology








    The building is in a poor state of repair particularly after a storm in 2014 caused a partial collapse, but fundraising is in place to save what remains

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    Last edited by BikinGlynn; 27th Mar 20 at 23:21.
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    It`s a great place (Not quite religious mind you)....
    Did you visit the Arsenic Calciner about 100 meters south....?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Newage View Post
    It`s a great place (Not quite religious mind you)....
    Did you visit the Arsenic Calciner about 100 meters south....?


    Cheers Newage
    Yeah cant seem to change that lol.
    No I didnt get a chance to see that, It was a bit of a rushed visit tbh, did half a dozen places in a few hours while on Hol down ther!
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    I’ll stick a post up tomorrow.

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