Wheal Coates


Greeting Card of Wheal Coates Engine House, Cornwall

15 x 15 cm / 6″x 6″ Square greeting card with brown envelope included.



5 in stock



Greeting card from Cornwall, Black and White Photograph of Towanroath Engine House at Wheal Coates.
Wheal Coates is a former tin mine situated on the north coast of Cornwall, England, UK, on the cliff tops between Porthtowan and St Agnes.

15 x 15 cm / 6″x 6″ Square greeting card with brown envelope included.



Printed on 100% recycled card in Cornwall

Blank Inside

All cards come in a bio based compostable film sleeve. Please leave a note if you’d like your order with envelope only.


Wheal Coates is most known for its three engine houses and in particular the iconic Towanroath Shaft engine house, Pictured in this greeting card from Cornwall. It is now a Grade II listed building.

Towanroath engine house was built  in 1872 and was responsible for keeping the water out of the shaft 600 feet below. The other two engine houses were stamping and winding (whim) engine houses, built at around the same time. These were responsible for hoisting and crushing the tin ore. In its day Wheal Coates employed some 140 miners with tin being transported on the tramways and shipped from Portreath, Hayle, Trevaunance Pier in St Agnes and Truro.

A Location for filming Poldark. The high cliff tops and heathland of St Agnes Head, with its patchwork of gorse and heather doubled up as Nampara Valley, part of the Poldark family estate. It’s a great walking spot where the yellow and purple carpet rewards hikers with far reaching views.



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