Belowda (Beacon Hill) Mine Mine, Cornwall
St Austell: grid reference SW972624
Otherwise known as Beacon Hill Mine, Belovely or Belowda Beacon, the sett of Belowda lies just to the northwest of Victoria about two miles north of the A30 at Roche in the Belowda Section of the St. Austell Mining District. The sett is bounded to the west by Tregonetha and to the east by Little Brynn.
Chiefly a tin mine Belowda worked Wheal Dora Lode and Webb's Lode worked from a couple of unnamed shafts. The enterprise was quite short-lived and was only in operation for 30 years - 1872 to 1902, during this time it produced 49 tons of tin. There were attempts at reopening the mine in 1909, 1921 and 1935 but these came to nothing. Mining Historian H.G. Dines reports Belowda as having 'Never shown large returns'.
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