Wheal Coates

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Wheal Coates


National Trust

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Engine house at Wheal Coates
Grid reference: SW702503
Website: Chapel Porth and Wheal Coates

Wheal Coates is an old mine in Cornwall which belongs to the National Trust. Beside it is another National Trust property, Chapel Porth.

A vast low tide beach and a sea of glowing heather belies history of this area as an industrial landscape, but that it was, before nature came back to reclaim its own. Yet the buildings perched on the cliffs are unambiguous; St Agnes was a mining village, from which tin and copper have been taken since prehistoric times, and this has made it part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

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