EAST CORNWALL MINING HISTORY ASSOCIATION


East Kit Hill Engine House and Mine Site

This is the last remaining engine house standing on Kit Hill, an area of great mining importance since late medieval times.  The chimney and engine house provide the first dramatic view of Cornwall's mining heritage to those entering Cornwall via Gunnislake New Bridge.  On the site are also the remains of many of the processes needed to prepare ore for smelting.

This site is also of environmental importance, being situated in an area of now are lowland heath and containing some of the unique flora and fauna that this type of habitat supports.


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