SARA'S FOUNDRY, TOWN MILL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1142573

Date first listed: 12-Sep-1989

Statutory Address: SARA'S FOUNDRY, TOWN MILL, TOLGUS PLACE

Map

Ordnance survey map of SARA'S FOUNDRY, TOWN MILL
© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. 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 - 1142573 .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 13-Dec-2018 at 14:08:32.

Location

Statutory Address: SARA'S FOUNDRY, TOWN MILL, TOLGUS PLACE

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Redruth

National Grid Reference: SW 69141 42586

Summary

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

History

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Details

In the entry for:

REDRUTH TOLGUS PLACE SW 64 SE (west side) 5/311 Sara's Foundry, Town Mill

the grade shall be amended to read: Grade II* (star)

------------------------------------

REDRUTH TOLGUS PLACE SW 64 SE (west side) 5/311 Sara's Foundry, Town Mill GV II Iron foundry and engineering works. C19 and C20, with earlier core. Some coursed granite rubble, but mostly corrugated sheet cladding on timber framing; roof damaged. The earliest part is the former corn mill, a small rectangular stone structure at the west corner, built into the bank below the goit, with a small water wheel attached to its west (or rear) wall; the north side wall continues to the east, with 2 larger water wheels, one 16 feet in diameter and the other 32 feet (this dismantled at time of survey 1988, following storm damage). The exterior of the rest of the building, which covers an approximately rectangular area, is of less interest than the internal plant and machinery: this includes reduction gearing for generators, a diesel engine, belt drives, timber cranes, a 40-foot lathe (apparently manufactured on site), massive pillar drills, shaping machines, etc., together with rock-drills made by the foundry, and a very large quantity of associated tools. Although rusted by disuse, most of this equipment is basically in the same working order as it was when work ceased 20 years ago, and some items are believed to be rare survivals. History: original corn mill known as Town's Mill; foundry believed to have been established by Sara brothers c.1850. Forms group with associated dwelling, Foundry House (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SW6914142586

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 66873

Legacy System: LBS

End of official listing