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Author Par consols, any maps available?
tomh

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Posted: 25/07/2009 21:07:13
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I live in Biscovey, Par and have 'Annies shaft' in my field, its rather a large shaft that used to have an engine house next to it.

Im curious to know what other shafts are in the close vicinity, ive heard lots of rumours as to where they are, including in an adjacent wooded area but have never been able to fnd anything.

Is anyone able to help?
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Posted: 25/07/2009 23:50:54
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www.old-maps.co.uk if you want clearer copies, I may be able to help. IP: 91.108.126.30 Edited: 25/07/2009 23:51:49 by stuey
Roy Morton

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Posted: 26/07/2009 00:23:09
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Just out of interest Innocent Is the shaft still open?
I wouldn't mind a dangle if it is.
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Posted: 26/07/2009 08:25:23
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Roy, the shaft is open but there is a false cap approx 30ft down. The biggest problem though is the large tree that's fallen down it. The shaft tapers and it's stuck on the edge. An eexplorer I know has said in his opinion it's too dangerous at the moment. IP: 87.114.131.77
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Posted: 28/07/2009 13:24:07
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Tom,

You could try the Country Records Office, the Treffry papers were deposited there some years ago, formerly kept in a now demolished office at Par Harbour. I believe they also mention Thomas Treffry's interests in lead smelting, Fowey Consols and his railway work in addition to Par Consols. I do rmember reading a faily detailed description of Consols, I think it was in John Keast's 'King of Mid-Cornwall', but I might be wrong.

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PS. Yo may want to have a wider walk around the Mount as well, there are the remain of at least two other engine house's - one just a bob wall (well known at the entrance to the retirement village) and the other the ground floor section, now converted to a house.
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Posted: 28/07/2009 14:13:28
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This made me have a peer at my old maps and Biscovey is a tad to the left. I'm wondering if the adit behind the Carlyon Bay monstrosity connects up. I wonder if a look in there would be better attempted by going up the adit....or dropping down one of the shafts on the golf course.

The adit towards Par Wall (the one with the big grille) is choked about 50ft in. I also think the water is backed up a fair degree inside.

I will have a look at the shafts/adit at some point but it's not high priority.

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Posted: 28/07/2009 18:17:34
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the mount area is pretty interesting, there is an open shaft in the woods between there and par moor road as well.

stuey, i have heard that annies shaft does eventually link up to crinnis. My gran remembers people in the village who used to go down the shafts and walk out to the cliffs through them many years ago.

I know someone who has been in crinnis mines so will ask them if there is any possibility of finding a route to my shaft.

I dont know if you would get away with going down a shaft on the golf course, the owners are a bit territorial and eagle eyed!

Is the adit you refer to towards par wall, is it the one in behind the water pumping station opposite the entrance to par harbour?
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Posted: 28/07/2009 18:59:28
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My chum and I were doing a bit of "research" down there and were walking through the golf course on the footpath. Now, health and safety won't let you go on a building site without a hardhat, steel boots and high viz gear.

If you ask me, golf is totally insane and if the gumment are hellbent on banning everything (which they are) golf would be a good starting point. If they said "oy, what are you up to". I'd ask to see their risk assessments. Wink

The adit has a fair old grate on it, but it may be passable. The golf shafts are a fair old drop to water. I'm wondering what links up to what in the area. The Crinnis beach adit is a big crosscut and hopefully the rock is pretty good in there. We had a poke around in the woods but didn't find anything. What I do is compare 6" maps to flashearth shots and then look at Dines to see what links up to what and armed with that knowledge, go and drop it if it's likely to go.

I can't remember the catch in this area. I think it's radon for starters and low oxygen for dessert. There is some reason that they are not gone in too much. (apart from being out the way). One of the chaps I worked with at Poltair school is very much into his exploration and if you are short of someone to go poking around with, I can sling you his contact details. He's a good bloke.

There is a beautiful example of pride of work and pick skills in the portal of a choked adit about here:-

http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=50.339087&lon=-4.713924&z=17&r=0&src=msl

Something I regret not taking a good photo of.....
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Posted: 29/07/2009 12:30:27
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stuey wrote:

If you ask me, golf is totally insane and if the gumment are hellbent on banning everything (which they are) golf would be a good starting point. If they said "oy, what are you up to". I'd ask to see their risk assessments. Wink


I always liked Attilla the Stockbroker's take on golf, namely that it was "being dull with malice aforethought"! Laugh

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Posted: 29/07/2009 13:10:55
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someone else called it "The ruination of a good walk" Laugh

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Posted: 29/07/2009 13:23:02
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George Bernard Shaw, I believe....

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Posted: 07/11/2020 20:37:57
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Hi, Are you still wanting to talk about mines. I live in Par. I am often exploring mines. Paul IP: 176.25.235.5
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Posted: 07/11/2020 22:02:40
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Mark Twain, I thought.

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