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Cornish Tin Mines

Wheal Coates Mine, St. Agnes

This abandoned ruined tin mine engine-house, perched hundreds of feet above the Atlantic Ocean on At. Agnes Head, has an almost eerie grandeur. In the 19th century the underground mine workings extended below the sea-bed itself several fathoms deep.

The headland, wild and bare, forms part of the many spectacular North Cornwall cliff walks.

The engine house and headland are now owned by the National Trust.