Wethered Shaft Headgear

Pendeen, St. Just, Cornwall
Posted on 17th May 2019 / 241 Listing verified as genuine
Site Type : Relic
Category : Head Gear / Mining / Shaft
Industry Type : Mining - (Metalliferous) Iron, Copper, Tin etc
Public or Private Site? : Unknown
Condition : Ruins and Remnants

Wethered Shaft Headgear is 1 of only 2 timber headframes remaining out of hundreds originally built to serve Cornish tin mines.

This is both a rare and significant survival in both the regional and national mining contexts.

The Wethered Shaft Headgear was constructed in 1911 and built of sawn and braced timber. It was actually the original shaft at Geevor and was sunk in 1909; the Victory Shaft was 1919.

It is grade II listed.

It intersected Pig Lode and was used for pumping and ore lifting. After that it was still useful as a ventilation shaft.

 

Wethered Shaft Headgear, Pendeen, St. Just, Cornwall

Grid Ref:  SW 3780 3411

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