Waterwheel - Enys Gardens

Waterwheel - Enys Gardens

The old waterwheel in Enys Gardens near Penryn. The wheel dates back to the 1820s and was installed to pump water up to a reservoir near Enys House. After the previous Enys House had burnt down the owner wanted to have water on tap to fight any future fire.

There is a fair bit of machinery attached to the wheel including a hydraulic ram just out of view.

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