Pentireglaze Mine (Pentire Glaze Mine), Polzeath, Cornwall
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 50° 34.939 W 004° 54.397
30U E 365021 N 5605113
Quick Description: A lead and silver mine which crops out in Pengirt Cove, northwest of Pentireglaze farm.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/20/2012 3:45:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMFAKX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
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Long Description:
A lead and silver mine which worked on two lodes, a NS-trending lode (probably the northern extension of the lode worked by Polzeath Consols) and a NE-trending lode which crops out in Pengirt Cove, northwest of Pentireglaze farm. The NS-trending lode was worked from two shafts on the south side of the small valley that joins the beach at Pentireglaze Haven. An overgrown dump of the more northerly shaft remains at the northeastern edge of New Polzeath village. The NE-trending lode was opened up from Engine Shaft, immediately west of Pentireglaze farm, and from an adit at the base of the cliff. The grid reference marks the large dump at Engine Shaft. The engine house ruin that stood there was demolished around 1957.

Between 1850 and 1875, the mine produced 955 tons of 67% lead ore and 19,065 ounces of silver.
The address of property, including Postcode.:
PL27


The charges to visitors and opening hours.:
Pentire Farm car park £1 fee at honesty box.


National Trust member: yes

Web page: Not listed

Parking place (optional): Not Listed

References: Not listed

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