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Photo post of the week

In which we visit Cornwall


This week, still from my summer holiday uploads: castles and derelict mineshafts.

Walls, Restormel Castle Gateway, Restormel Castle Archway, Restormel Castle
Cornish country lane at dusk Cornish oak tree at dusk Passage, Restormel Castle
Abandoned mineshaft near St Agnes Towanreath Engine House, St Agnes Graffiti near St Agnes Head, Cornwall

The engine house in the bottom row is the well-known Towanroath engine house near St Agnes. The name probably isn’t that well-known, but as it’s perched halfway up a cliffside over the Atlantic, it’s a stock location for Cornish landscape shoots; so much so that it was on the cover of one of the guide books we took with us.* I remember it appearing in the 1980s children’s horror film Haunters Of The Deep, which starts with two of the characters looking down the grated-over mineshaft next to the engine house and listening to the sound of the sea coming up it.

* the Rough Guide to Devon and Cornwall, 2007 edition.

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