Wheal Coates

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Engine house at Wheal Coates, North Cornwall. Tin mining engine house with the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean behind

The Engine House at Wheal Coates is a truly iconic image which has graced many a postcard. With the Atlantic Ocean behind the view is simply breathtaking and is just one of the relics still standing today of the rich mining history in the area around St Agnes.

Built in 1872, the building housed a steam engine which was used to pump water from a mining tunnel below. Wheal Coates is accessible via the South West Coast Path, you can either park at the Wheal Coates National Trust car park above, or park at Chapel Porth beach and walk up (be aware, this way is much steeper!)

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