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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: 1140789



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Callington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-Sep-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 61461

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CALLINGTON SX 36 NE Buildings at Wheal St Vincent 8/252



Silver/Lead smelting works. Early/Mid C19. Killas rubble with red-brick and granite dressing and rag slate roofs. Three buildings in line built on different levels on slope but all inter-connected. The road (west elevation) at the top of the slope has two semi-circular headed openings partly blocked one above another and Smaller one in outshot to loft. The south side of this small square block is a narrow arched window. The second section has two later square-headed openings when upper floor inserted: also original round-headed one. Two raking buttresses. Small arched opening to rear. Bottom section is lower again and has three raking buttresses and two segmental headed openings, segmental headed doorway in bottom wall. All roof structures appear original with king post trusses. The top building incorporates a network of kiln-type flues. Use of buildings at present unknown but presumably the slope was used for a gravity-fed process of silver and lead smelting. This building is unusually complete and well finished. Wheal St Vincent had several periods of working between 1810 and 1848 and considerable quantities of silver were smelted. Source A.K Hamilton-Jenkin, Mines and Miners of Cornwall Volume XV Page 27.

Listing NGR: SX3850969647

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hamilton Jenkins, A K, Mines and Miners of Cornwall, (1976), 27

National Grid Reference: SX 38509 69647


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