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

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.

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

List entry Number: 1140975

Location

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

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Chacewater

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Nov-1985

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 63098

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List entry Description

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SW7261344627

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