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

Map

Ordnance survey map of ENGINE HOUSE AT READ'S SHAFT PART OF GREAT WHEAL BUSY
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1140975 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 24-Jul-2019 at 10:21:07.

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

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

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
63098
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Reference: IOE01/09384/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael McCloy. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].