Great Condurrow Mine

Great Condurrow Mine

The first record of Great Condurrow is from 1815 when it was operating as a copper mine. Although it was primarily a copper mine through to the 1860s, some tin began to be raised from the 1850s. It was then worked for tin in the 1870s but closed when the prices collapsed.

The well-preserved engine house beside the road is one of the most recent in Cornwall, built in the 20th Century. The last engine house ever to be built in the world was in 1924 at East Pool mine. This one was a little earlier, in 1906, for a re-opening of Condurrow mine using an engine salvaged from another mine. However the operation couldn't be made profitable and finally closed in 1914.

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