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Towanroath Engine House

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Towanroath Engine House

Reference: CO108
Location: Cornwall
Gallery: Cornwall,

The final location on the West Cornwall workshop. The Whealcoates site near St Agnes is most notable for the iconic Towanroath Shaft engine house, shown here, which was responsible for keeping water out of the shaft 600 feet below. The site employed around 140 miners throughout the 19th century. We’d had gale force winds for the 3 days which made it exhilarating and we did get some good images along the way. This is a 30 second exposure made a few minutes before a series of wintery squalls had us diving for shelter.