Prince Of Wales Engine House

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PRINCE OF WALES ENGINE HOUSE
Prince Of Wales Engine House
The Sanding Road Entrance Entrance To The Quarry First View Of The Engine House Flora & Fauna On The Pathway Colours Galore By The Stone Pathway Looking Towards Trebarwith Strand Slate Steps Lead To The Engine House Flora, Fauna & a Pile Of SlateA Very Imposing View The Autumn Sun Adds Mystery To The Engine House Restored To It's Former Glory A Place To Rest By The Engine HouseThe Vine Wraps It's Way Round The Chimney A Closer View Of the Top Of The Chimney Side View With Trebarwith In The Background On Your Own Head!The Sun Still Shines At the Engine House The Main Entrance Inside Looking Out Inside the Engine HouseA Metal Grid Covers A Deep Hole A View Of The Roof Of The Engine House A Look Through A Window Another View Through A WindowA Last Look Inside The Last Engine House In Tintagel
The Story Of The Restoration
There was a public meeting held at the Rural District Council offices at Camelford on 11th December 1972 with a view to restoring the engine house in the Sanding Road. The principle speaker was Mr. J.P.Stenlehofen of the Institute of Cornish Studies and a member of the Trevithick Society. Officers elected by the public present were: Peter Knight (Chairman), Derek Westwell, John Lugg, Reg Climo, and Mavis Lugg as secretary. It was decided to proceed with the project of restoring the Prince of Wales Engine House and to ask for a grant to help with funding. The Manpower Services Committee approved the restoration and granted the sum of 7,973 for that purpose. The project employed five unemployed men in the building industry and completed the job in eight months. There were many gifts of slates and other building materials and the scaffolding was loaned for the period by Reg Climo.
   The Engine House is actually on Duchy of Cornwall land but they were not interested in restoring the building although eventually they granted permission for the Prince of Wales Engine House Society to do so. The Engine House is now a listed building and the North Cornwall District Council are responsible for the maintenance of it. 
The committee devoted a lot of time on the project and had great satisfaction on completion.
   The building is the only Engine House in this part of Cornwall that housed a Beam Engine. It hauled the stone from the pit and also pumped water from the Quarry to prevent flooding. When the beam Engine was installed in July 1871 it cost a massive 1,5904s0d.

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