Thursday, September 16, 2010

White Grit engine house

Near the Iron Church at White Grit - and just over the English border - stands these remains.

According to Michael Shaw's The Lead, Copper & Barytes Mines of Shropshire:
White Grit engine house dates from 1783 and was extended and heightened in about 1840 to house a new engine.
These engines were Cornish beam engines, used to drain and provide power to the area's lead mines. The remains at White Grit are the most obvious, as they stand beside the Bishop's Castle to Shrewsbury road.

On the other side of that road stands the former More Arms, where Ronnie Lane and Eric Clapton used to hang out.

And I seem to have got the unmistakable crest of Bromlow Callow into the picture too.

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