Boswedden Mine - Wheel Pit (S12)

The wheel pit for Boswedden Mine (Wheal Call) was built around 1865 to accommodate a waterwheel of 52 feet (15.8 m) , which pumped Engine and Praze Shafts at the bottom of the Kenidjack valley .
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In 1837 the Wheal Call ‘Great Wheel’ was the second largest in Britain at 65 feet diameter.
As the streams could run low Steam Powered Stamps ( to crush the ore ) and Pumps were eventually set up to keep the mines working.
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Location - West of St Just / North of Cape Cornwall in section - 12
Ref:
3802
Date:
2016-08-08 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 3558 3237
Photographer:

Boswedden Mine - Wheel Pit (S12)

The wheel pit for Boswedden Mine (Wheal Call) was built around 1865 to accommodate a waterwheel of 52 feet (15.8 m) , which pumped Engine and Praze Shafts at the bottom of the Kenidjack valley .
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In 1837 the Wheal Call ‘Great Wheel’ was the second largest in Britain at 65 feet diameter.
As the streams could run low Steam Powered Stamps ( to crush the ore ) and Pumps were eventually set up to keep the mines working.
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Location - West of St Just / North of Cape Cornwall in section - 12
Ref:
3802
Date:
2016-08-08 00:00:00.0
Location:
SW 3558 3237
Photographer: