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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: 1141501



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


District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: St. Agnes

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Oct-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 63881

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ST AGNES WHEAL COATES SW 75 SW 4/253 Towanroath Engine House at - SW699500 GV II

Pumping beam engine house and associated structure, disused. Circa late C19, partly rebuilt in the C20 by the National Trust, Killas rubble. Brick arches over the principal openings. Brick to upper part of chimneys. Plan: Rectangular plan engine house with round chimney clasping the rear left-hand corner and the foundation walls of a former horizontal engine adjoining at the rear. No surviving wooden floor, roof structure or machinery. Exterior: 3 storeys over basement. Round-head openings with brick voussors. Front (bob) wall has tall integral doorway rear gable wall has central openings to each floor. Right-hand (nearside) wall has small basement opening, on the left, and 2 ground floor window openings. Left-hand (offside) wall is blind. Source: Sharpe, Adam and Smith, John. Engine Houses in St Agnes Parish. (Cornwall Archaeological Unit survey for Carrick District Council.

Listing NGR: SW6987550007

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Sharpe, A, Smith, J, Engine Houses in St Agnes Parish

National Grid Reference: SW6987550007


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