Wheal Peevor - APril 2019

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jhluxton

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A couple of weeks ago I paid a visit to Wheal Peevor - the first once since 1990 and my first since the site was conserved as part of the Mineral Tramways Project.

What is clear is that there is quite a lot of overgrowth - in particular gorse - which whilst in bloom and adding a splash of colour is smothering some of the remains!

Sir Frederick's Shaft appears to be home to a colony of feral and wood pigeons as well as doves evidenced from their coming and going through the grating and the quite loud cooing emanating from its depths!

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View through the entrance to the former boiler house to the steps leading into Sir Frederick's Shaft pumping engine house:

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Interior of the pumping engine house showing the remains of the fixings on the bob wall for the Cornish beam pumping engine.

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View through the plug door in the pumping engine house to the grated Sir Frederick's Shaft

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The Whim (winding) engine house

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Sir Frederick's Shaft pumping engine house viewed from the whim engine house

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Stamps engine house viewed from near Sir Frederick's Shaft

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View towards the three engine houses from the arsenic processing works, which are steadily being covered by gorse.

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Arsenic stack and remains of a calciner

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The thee engine houses stamps engine house (left) pumping (centre)and winding (right)

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Stamps engine house with the foundations of the Californian Stamps which replaced a set of Cornish Stamps at the same location:

For a full gallery of images click here:
https://www.jhluxton.com/Industrial-Archaeology/Mines-of-Devon-Cornwall/Wheal-Peevor/



For a gallery of images taken around 1990 showing the site in pre conserved condition please click here:
https://www.jhluxton.com/The-35mm-Film-Archive/Mines-of-Cornwall-and-Devon/Wheal-Peevor-Cornwall/

Enjoy

John
 
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