Botallack Count House

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Botallack Count House


National Trust

The Botallack Mine Count House - - 964482.jpg
Location: 50°8’27"N, 5°41’21"W
Website: Botallack

Botallack Count House is a house by an old mine on the Land's End Peninsula in the far west of Cornwall. It belongs to the National Trust.

The Count House was built around 1861 as the residence and offices for the Captain and staff of the Botallack Mine, and as the centre for the mine accounts. Mine workers would come here month by month to receive their wages.

At the height of Cornish mining, count houses were also the scene of lavish dinners when shareholders gathered to examine the mine accounts: the tin dinner service used is on display at the Geevor Mine Museum in Pendeen.

The Count House is now a centre for interpretation and education and used for a range of community events.