Wheal Prosper Mine

Wheal Prosper Mine

Wheal Prosper Engine House
Wheal Prosper Engine House

Despite its name Wheal Prosper was not a hugely succesful mine, working for only six years between 1860-1866. It was intended to mine tin and copper from the Porthcew Lode

The engine house is dramatically situated on the cliff tops of Rinsey over-looking Rinsey Cove and Porthcew Beach 3 miles from Portleven. Built of granite and killas slate taken from the local clifftops this fine engine house was home to a 30 inch pump.

Wheal Prosper
Wheal Prosper

There were 3 shafts most notable of which is the now capped Michell's Whim shaft measuring an estimated 420ft in depth.

The site has been under the stewardship of the National Trust since 1969.