ENGINE HOUSE KILLIFRETH (HAWKE'S SHAFT) AT SW 733442 SW

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1140971

Date first listed: 30-May-1967

Statutory Address: ENGINE HOUSE KILLIFRETH (HAWKE'S SHAFT) AT SW 733442 SW

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Location

Statutory Address: ENGINE HOUSE KILLIFRETH (HAWKE'S SHAFT) AT SW 733442 SW

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Chacewater

National Grid Reference: SW7339144184

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

CHACEWATER SW 74 SW 4/36 Engine house Killifreth Mine 30.5.67 (Hawke's shaft) at SW 733442 SW GV II Ruined engine house for beam engine with attached chimney. Circa 1865, chimney, heightened probably circa 1900. Granite rubble and killas; granite quoins and jambstones and brick arches and brick upper part of round chimney to north east corner. 1-cell rectangular plan with round chimney attached to north-east corner. Originally with 3 floors. All walls virtually intact. Thicker south bob wall to second floor level with deep dressed granite wallplate, originally timber framed above clad in weather boarding. Round-headed opening to ground floor. North gable wall has similar brick round arched opening to ground floor and smaller round-headed arched window openings to first and second floor. 2 square openings for second floor beams. Smaller round-headed window openings to east and west walls. 2-stage chimney has moulded brick collar over stone first stage and remains of moulded collar to later part of upper stage. The shaft is named after the purser of 1865, a Mr Edward Hawke, Jun., Tregullow. There were no returns in 1864 but by 1865: "The Company have very recently resumed the works, which were suspended a year a two. They are sinking the engine shaft, which will intersect the lode at a depth of about 70 fathoms". (Statistics and observations by Thomas Spargo 1865). The chimney of this engine house, since heightening circa 1900, is the tallest surviving chimney in Cornwall.

Listing NGR: SW7339144184

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 63094

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Sources

Books and journals
Spargo, T, Statistics and Observations on the Mines of Cornwall, (1865)

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