Higher Bal

Trewellard, Cornwall
Posted on 17th May 2019 / 146 Listing verified as genuine
Site Type : Relic
Category : Engine House / Mining / Shaft / Spoil Heap
Industry Type : Mining - (Metalliferous) Iron, Copper, Tin etc
Power Type : Steam
Public or Private Site? : Public Access
Condition : Ruins and Remnants

Higher Bal was a tin mine near Levant.

Originally part of a mine called Spearn Consols, Higher Bal became part of Levant Mine in 1877.

There are two archways in the massive retaining wall; the first gives access to Guide Shaft, now grilled to allow safe viewing; the second leads to steep steps up to the engine house.

This engine was both a pumping and a winding engine.

Take care if you’re exploring here as there are some unguarded drops.

They say it only produced a few tons of tin during its working period, from 1844.

 

Higher Bal, Trewellard, St. Just, Cornwall

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