My original South Caradon website was based on a series of views of the mine from the footpath that runs through West Caradon Mine. As time as moved on, and so has my digital camera, this post is based on some new photographs.
This is one of the most amazing and intense industrial heritage views on Cornwall. It is one packed with detail, packed with history, packed with industrial remains.
The view across the Seaton Valley
This 2018 view is taken from the tips of West Caradon Mine and shows a valley rich with remains. Runing from left to right in the foreground is the Seaton River, its course following the boundary cross-course.
Key to the view
- 1 Sump Shaft
- 2 Pearce’s Shaft
- 3 The yard
- 4 Main lode adit
- 5 Cobbled floor
- 6 Count house
- 7 Stamp engine
- 8 Jope’s Shaft
- 9 Holman’s and Rule’s shaft
The next set of posts in this series will explore some of the features in the view not yet described in this blog.
The view down the valley
This view, also taken in 2018 looks down the Seaton Valley. South Caradon Mine is to the left, and West Caradon to the right.