Levant Mine and Beam Engine

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Boiler house (with chimney) and whim building on the left, pump engine house to the right
Lelant Engine.jpg

Levant Mine and Beam Engine is a National Trust property at Trewellard, Pendeen, near St Just, Cornwall, England, UK. Its main attraction is that it has the world's only Cornish beam engine still operated by steam on its original site. There is also a visitor centre, a short underground tour, and a cliff-top footpath that leads to Botallack Mine.[1]

The property is on the site of the former Levant Mine, established in 1820 and closed in 1930, where tin and copper ores were raised. The mine reached a depth of about 600 metres. It got the nickname "mine under the sea", because tunnels were driven up to 2.5 km from the cliffs under the sea.

Overview sketch of the buildings and ruins of the Levant Mine (buildings and ruins still existing shown in red)

See also[edit]

  • Man engine for an account of the accident in the mine on 20 October 1919.
  • Geevor Tin Mine, just to the north-east of the Levant complex.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Levant Mine and Beam Engine". National Trust. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°09′08″N 5°41′08″W / 50.1521°N 5.6855°W / 50.1521; -5.6855