A complete guide to the Engine Houses of East Cornwall and Devon


Mine engine houses standing starkly in the landscape are most prevalent in the west of Cornwall, a reflection of the concentration of ores in that area, but many mines also operated in east Cornwall, and in Devon - it is the remains of the engine houses in these two areas which are covered in this detailed and scholarly book.

Previous books have covered this subject, but this one does give considerably more on the history of the various mines, their success and failures, as well as what is still visible on the ground. Invaluable information if you are planning to walk in the area, or even if you jst wonder what there is to see.

152 page 210 mm x 210 mm quality paperback, with considerable numbers of clour, and some B&W photographs.