Wheal Betsy Mine Chimney, Devon, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
N 50° 36.785 W 004° 06.417
30U E 421682 N 5607384
Quick Description: A chimney on an ancient silver/lead mine on Dartmoor.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/15/2008 5:48:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM5BX4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dragontree
Views: 12

Long Description:
This chimney is unusual as it is bent!
This Ancient Silver – Lead mine was re-opened in 1806 and worked successfully for the next seventy years. The mine was worked by water power until 1868 when this building was erected to house a Cornish Beam Pumping Engine. Until its closure in 1877 all pumping, winding and crushing of ore was carried out by steam power. In 1967 the ruined engine house and stack were acquired and made safe by the National Trust as a memorial to the mining industry of Dartmoor. The remains of many spoil heaps shafts and water gullies can be seen in the area.
Private or Public Property?: Public.

What material is it made from?: Stone

Estimated Height of chimney (please include whether metres or feet): 30 m

Type of building e.g. house, hotel etc: Old mine building.

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Website with further information: [Web Link]

When was it made?: Not listed

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