Goonvean China Clay Pit, Cornwall

Goonvean China Clay Pit, Cornwall
Photograph taken unavailable © Crown copyright. Historic England Archive ref: NMR/15886/04

This site was first used in about 1790 for mining clay for the pottery industry and remains active today. The 19th-century engine house and its replacement of 1910 are both still standing. They look tiny surrounded by the large area scarred by the mining activities.

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