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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1140203



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Calstock

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Oct-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 60852

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CALSTOCK GUNNISLAKE CLITTERS MINE SX 47 SW 2/106 Engine house and chimney II Engine house and chimney at Gunnislake Clitters Mine. Late C19. Engine house in slatestone rubble with granite quoins and brick dressings. Chimney in slatestone rubble with brick top. Plan: The engine house is at the north end of the mine site, with the chimney about 15 metres to south ; the engine house stands on the bank of the River Tamar. The engine house is of rectangular plan, with bob wall at the south gable end, a tall narrow round-arched bob-opening with an upper round arch. Small rectangular building attached at the west side. The chimney is circular and tapered, with brick top and cornice. Gunnislake Clitters mined copper, tin, umber, wolfram and arsenic ; it began as an adit trail from the Tamar in 1822 - 27 ; it was re-opened in the 1860s and it had in 1865 a new 40 inch cylinder engine with a 10 feet stroke built in the Bedford Foundary, Tavistock. A 30 hp whim engine drew ores from the 90 fathom level. After 1900 it was amalgamated with Hingston Down Consols (q.v.) and the adjoining Hawkmoor and Gunnislake Old Mine, and was one of the few continuing production into the early C20. There are other buildings on site including a treatment mill and some flues, and the remains of another engine house. Sources: Booker, F.: Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley 1967. Tamar Valley Project.

Listing NGR: SX4215772409

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Booker, F, Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley, (1967)

National Grid Reference: SX 42157 72409


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