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treskerby mineshafts CORNWALL
Posted: 11/06/2017 21:47:32
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hi all
I'm new to the forum
i am looking at a property which has a mine shaft on it according
to the old survey maps
it is a shaft for the TRESKERBY MINE and is behind the Scorrier petrol station.
i havent seen it but is on the old maps.
Could someone tell me how I can find out if is safely capped.
Would the council have any details?
thanks in advance
richard
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Posted: 11/06/2017 22:26:21
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A few on here. Is it between the petrol station and the railway line?

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Posted: 11/06/2017 22:57:47
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Looking at the overlay it would appear to be under one end of the car showroom, I guess you will know if the cap was any good when cars start dissapearing down the hole! Laugh
Interestingly it also shows the petrol station is on the site of a smithy, blacksmith must've sold up when cars got popular...
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Posted: 11/06/2017 22:59:00
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according to NLS 25"/Google earth overlay it seems the shaft immediately behind the petrol station is under the end MOT bay of the units to the east of the service station

Still, at least you have some riposte to the MOT tester's comment about 'holes in the bodywork, sir'.

It would be likely that the building (not that old) would have drawings deposited with Cornwall Council. I suspect that would have come under Kerrier District Council in the day - those buildings look to be typical 1980/90's tin sheds with their curves fascias/eaves. They may have inspected the works (or the Struct Eng) especially when there was evidence of shafts there (and the northern end of the County Adit).
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Posted: 11/06/2017 23:18:29
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This is a job for the solicitors to sort out, rather than people on an internet forum.

Treskerby shut early, the plan is pretty terrible, in terms of completeness and accuracy/precision. The area is very very holey and in this case, since there are several things in the petrol station area (not shown on OS mapping, or the plans) you'd want to refer to either a completed site investigation, or undertake one, before getting any sort of bucks out of your wallet.

We're doing some work up the road and along the road some more and it's an unholy mess. Or should I say Holey Mess?

Some of the shafts were officially capped (Foxes and Cooks Engine which are opposite sides of the main road) by the LA. There was a big one behind the petrol station, which was presumably capped privately. Pete Robinson may be worth chasing as he's done most of them. I think there are another 3 I am aware of in the petrol station site....off the top of my head. One is sort of on the border with the road and isn't on any plans.

If it can't be proven and you're proceeding with a view to lending/insurance, there will be some drilling to be done to find/define it. Almost certainly it won't be done to an acceptable standard (if under the footprint of the building) and could be a fair old pickle to get involved with.

Since I don't wear my work hat on this forum. My advice would be, beware of people making work for themselves, beware of people cutting corners, get several opinions at each stage of the process, before some firm recommends 5 days of drilling and then another 5 afterwards. Because people don't know "****", they are sadly mugs to be separated from their money. Glare

Tell us how you got on.

FPOP.

I've just seen the comment about the council composite plans, which I have some copies of and whilst they are beautiful things (and they really are) they are as incomplete as the material used to compile them, which is the same gash that everyone else has copies of.
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