East Bonsor Copper Mine

Copper has been mines in the valley west of Coniston since Elizabethan times but it is only below ground can remains be found. Wooden false floors in the vertical voids that a rotting away make exploring quite a hazardous pastime. Above ground most of the remains are 18th-century. At East Bonsor the remains of the wheelpit is impressive. A wooden channel would have carried water to power the waterwheel which operated water pumps and hauled the tubs of ore from deep within the mine.
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