Wheal Coates

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This is the well-preserved ruin of Towanroath Pumping Engine House. The Wheal Coates tin mines extended a long way below the sea bed and out to sea and these pumping houses had their work cut out to keep pace with the drainage requirements.

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Comments (119)

Andy Rodker on March 9

Many thanks Nikos1954. Best wishes, Andy

christian caffin on March 17

Attractive place and shot! I like it! Best regards, christian

Andy Rodker on March 17

Thank you Christian and welcome!

Have a good week.

Best wishes, Andy

Majka44 on March 25

Fantastic place and shot!!

L + F

Greetings from Slovakia, Majka

Andy Rodker on March 25

Glad you like this Majka and thanks for the L+F.

Best wishes, Andy

RNLatvian on March 30

What a great picture! I really like it! Greetings from Brasília!

Andy Rodker on March 30

Many thanks RNLatvin. Best wishes, Andy

Catherine A on April 18

strange ruin in a beautiful setting. YSL. Best regards, Catherine.

Andy Rodker on April 18

Thank you Catherine. One of many pumping engine houses to pump water out of the tin mines which extend out under the sea.

Many thahks for YSL too.

Best wishes,


Rena Vett on April 26

Molto bella, saluto Renato

Andy Rodker on April 26

Many thanks Renato.

Best wishes, Andy

sogesehen on May 12

wunderschöne Küstenlandschaft im warmem Licht ysl Manfred

Andy Rodker on May 12

Hello Manfred! Great comment and award. Much appreciated.

Thank you and best wishes, Andy

Ludwig28 on June 1

Good capture, nice place and interesting information, like.

Andy Rodker on June 1

Thank you Ludwig and welcome.

Best wishes, Andy

lucanikon71 on June 11

ottimo lavoro fotografico, molto bella like. Ciao, Luca.

Andy Rodker on June 11

Hello Luca and welcome!

Kind comments and award! Thank you.

best wishes, Andy

Carles G on July 8

Wonderful place. Like. Greetings, Carles

Andy Rodker on July 8

Thank you Carles. I am returning in August but for 10 days only,

Best wishes, Andy

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Photo taken in St. Agnes Heritage Coast, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 6, 2013
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Andy Rodker
    • Camera: Nokia N95 8GB
    • Taken on 2012/08/03 16:30:47
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 5.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • No flash