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Report - Wheal Busy Smithy - Cornwall - Sept 19


Bikin Glynn

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This is the remnants of the Smithys workshop from the Wheal & Busy Cornish tin mines



Former blacksmith's and workshop. Built c.1872 for Wheal Busy Mine. A tall single storey building of random granite rubble with granite quoins and some modern repairs of brick and block work in places. A large and impressive, hipped scantle slate roof with ridge tiles. The tall central stack for the furnace has a lower stage of stone and upper of brick. The front elevation has cart entrances at either end



Wheal Busy is a very important name in the annals of Cornish mining. The production of copper and tin in the area around Chacewater dates from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, with the mine first being mentioned in 1666. Wheal Busy also saw the successive installation of early innovations in steam technology






The building is in a poor state of repair particularly after a storm in 2014 caused a partial collapse, but fundraising is in place to save what remains

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