Wethered Shaft HeadgearPendeen, St. Just, Cornwall
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.
Grid Ref: SW 3780 3411