Around a hundred years ago, granite quarries sprang up all over southwest Cornwall. After they became too difficult to haul granite from, they left huge and deep holes in the ground. Many have since filled with rainwater and make wonderful lakes and swimming ponds.
A derelict building near Constantine sits beside a beautiful lake from one of these abandoned quarries. It was abandoned and left to nature about 75 years ago.
The original concrete block walls remain, in places adjoining traditional stone walls. However, there was not much else other than trees and foliage enveloping the ruin.
The power of skilled creative design shows the possibility of a new life for this beautiful building as an art gallery, function room and workshop venue for artists.