A bright crisp winter Cornish day on Bodmin Moor
Pearce’s shafts engine house is certainly unusual. The last post in the series explained the reasons for its distinctive profile; and this post is an excuse to share some photographs taken on a day of clear winter light in 2018.
From across the Seaton valley the distinctive profile of the ruin is a prominent feature on the skyline. The base of the stack is to the right of this view and the buttresses to the left. The dip in the waste tips marks the flat-rod route.
The engine house in detail
Here, the jumble of tumbled granite masonry lie piled within the engine house walls/
Here, massive buttresses still stand, buttresses that have remained standing long after the bob wall they supported has succumbed to gravity and time.
Beyond the engine house the
Beside the engine house the outline of the boiler house can be made out, and to the south, overlooking the farmland of South East Cornwall, is a well defined remains of the boiler pond. Its sturdy reverted wall still in a good enough condition to hold water if its leat ran again.
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