Levant Mine and Beam Engine
|Levant Mine and Beam Engine|
Boiler house (with chimney) and whim building on the left, pump engine house to the right
|Type||industrial heritage, mine|
|Criteria||ii, iii, iv|
|Designated||2006 (30th session)|
|Part of||Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape|
|United Kingdom||Europe and North America|
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.
Since 2006, the area has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape.
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.
- 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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Levant Mine.|
- Levant Mine and Beam Engine information at the National Trust
- Cornwall Record Office Online Catalogue for Levant
- Levant Mine Self-guided trail
- Historic England. "Details from image database (69226)". Images of England.
|This article about a building or structure in Cornwall is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|