Part of the mining complex associated with Marriott's Shaft once part of South Wheal Francis tin and copper mine, Carn Brea - Cornwall (UA)

South Wheal Francis underwent a major conservation programme some 25 years ago in association with the development of the Mineral Tramway multi-use trail. Since then, cuts in local authority budgets mean that there has been little maintenance and now there are concerns about the stability of some of the ruined structures and potential collapse on this open access site. The site has been added to the Heritage at Risk register, pending a full condition survey, which will help to identify the exact locations and nature of the risk.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Part of the mining complex associated with Marriott's Shaft once part of South Wheal Francis tin and copper mine
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1005441
    Local Planning Authority:
    Cornwall (UA)
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Metal industry site

Location

    Building Name:
    Part of the mining complex associated with Marriott's Shaft once part of South Wheal Francis tin and copper mine
    Unitary Authority:
    Cornwall (UA)
    Parish:
    Carn Brea
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Camborne and Redruth
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, 5 LBs, WHS

Contact Details

Ann Preston-Jones 07917 642388