Wheal Coates


Wheal Coates was a Tin mine situated on the North Cornish coast between St Agnes and Chapel Porth.

One of the most striking things about the Cornish coastline are the old mine buildings standing proud on top of the cliffs. One of the most famous and picturesque are those at Wheal Coates. Situated between St Agnes and Chapel Porth they offer a great chance for photography local history and stunning sea views.

The mine itself opened in 1872 and closed in 1889. If you happen to visit Cornwall seeing these fabulous buildings is a hard thing to not manage as they dominate most coastline views. Wheal Coates is especially worth visiting as it has stood the test of time so well.

Hopefully it will still be standing in another 100 years time…

written by kernow_and_cambria on 2009-05-17 #places #history #coastline #35mm #sprocket-holes #cornwall #location #mine #double-exposure #kernow #holga #sprocket #wheal-coates


  1. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    great location, this place really is lovely, great gallery of shots too!!

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    The last one is tremendous !

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