Thank you to my mum who has taken some lovely photos of the Botallack Crowns.
The village of Botallack used to be a tin mining area situated between St Just and Pendeen.The Crowns are low down on the cliffs north of Botallack. The two engine houses here and the mine extends for around 400 metres out under the sea. The deepest shaft is 250 fathoms which is about 500 metres below sea level. There are two arsenic works oppostie the Botallack Mine count house. Also at the top of the cliffs there are the remains of one of the mines’s arsenic refining works.
The 2015 BBC Television series Poldark was filmed using the Owles and Crowns near Botallack starred as Ross Poldark’s Wheal Leisure and the nearby Levant Mine (link to my gran’s story) playing the role of the fictional Tressiders Rolling Mill.
The nearby Manor House played the part of Nampara in the 1970’s version of Poldark as Ross Poldark’s house!
The mine ruins in the area are protected by the National Trust. National Trust Membership
Thanks mum for your photos ! xx