Engine House And Associated Buildings At Sw 500372

9 Sep 1999
Engine House And Associated Buildings At Sw 500372, Towednack, Penwith, Cornwall
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TOWEDNACK SW 53 NW 5/209 Engine house and associated - buildings at SW 500372 GV II Beam engine house. Datestone 1874 and initials SP. Granite rubble with granite dressings and round brick arches with granite keystones and brick hoodmoulds over the openings. Brick upper stage removed of formerly 2-stage chimney.

Plan: rectangular plan engine house with thicker bob wall north and round chimney clasping the south east corner. Boiler house wall runs parallel to the right hand wall. Former pumping machinery and later winding machinery and floors and roof structure removed.

Exterior: 3 storeys over basement plinth. Central doorway to dressed granite north bob wall. Rear gable wall has large ground floor doorway and window opening to each floor over. Left-hand wall has 2 ground floor windows and 1 to middle of each floor above (first floor opening blocked). Right-hand wall has blocked ground and first floor openings. The central second floor opening and the 2 other second floor openings have their original iron windows with fanlight heads.

Interior: shows evidence for later inclined floor having been inserted.

Listing NGR: SW5000037200


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0423 IOE Records taken by Richard Clegg; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Richard Clegg. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Clegg, Richard

Rights Holder: Clegg, Richard


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