ENGINE HOUSE AT READ'S SHAFT PART OF GREAT WHEAL BUSY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1140975

Date first listed: 21-Nov-1985

Statutory Address: ENGINE HOUSE AT READ'S SHAFT PART OF GREAT WHEAL BUSY

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Location

Statutory Address: ENGINE HOUSE AT READ'S SHAFT PART OF GREAT WHEAL BUSY

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Chacewater

National Grid Reference: SW7261344627

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History

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Details

CHACEWATER SW 74 SW 4/40 Engine house at Read's Shaft part 21.11.85 of Great Wheal Busy GV II Beam engine house ruin. Circa late C19. Killas rubble with granite quoins and some granite jambstones. Brick arches or wooden lintels over openings and brisk upper stage to round rubble chimney to north west corner. Rectangular single-cell plan with attached chimney at corner. 3 storeys originally when floored. Walls complete except for some loss of brickwork to chimney top and loss of framed and weather boarded wall to second floor over bob wall (south). Bob wall has round-headed opening to ground floor. Chimney has corbelled brick collar. Great Wheal Busy is a very old mine, working in 1823 under the name of 'Chacewater Mines' and 'Great Wheal Busy' from 1856. Described in 1865 as having: pumping engine, stamping engine, winding engine and crushing engine. Information from THE MINES OF CORNWALL by Thomas Spargo.

Listing NGR: SW7261344627

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 63098

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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