Carmears Wheel Pit, Luxulyan Valley, Luxulyan

A water-powered china stone mill in the historic county of Cornwall, England.

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The wheel pit was part of the Ponts Mill china complex. The power generated by this waterwheel was initially was used to pull the mineral laden mine carts from the nearby Fowey Consols mine up the Carmears Incline. In later years the wheel was used to power a china stone grinding mill, the remains of which can be seen on either side of the pit. The whole area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Alternative names Wheelpit Mill
Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Par
Mill function China stone mill
Archive ID 12958
Location Luxulyan
Historic county Cornwall
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR SX 06564 56684
Latitude/longitude 50.37816969, -4.72196625





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