PUMP ENGINE HOUSE AT TAYLOR'S SHAFT OF NEW EAST POOL MINE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1142600

Date first listed: 09-Apr-1975

Statutory Address: PUMP ENGINE HOUSE AT TAYLOR'S SHAFT OF NEW EAST POOL MINE, TREVITHICK ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: PUMP ENGINE HOUSE AT TAYLOR'S SHAFT OF NEW EAST POOL MINE, TREVITHICK ROAD

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Carn Brea

National Grid Reference: SW 67416 41881

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Details

CARN BREA TREVITHICK ROAD SW 64 SE (east side, off) 5/177 Pool 9.4.75 Pump engine house at Taylor's shaft of New East Pool Mine

GV II* Pump engine house, now National Trust museum. Dated 1924 on keystone of driver's window; built by East Pool and Agar Ltd mine; slightly altered, and restored. Coursed squared granite, window arches of brick, wooden shuttering to beam opening and cantilevered steel-frame bob platform, slate roof. Rectangular plan on north-south axis, with bob wall to south, altered pumping plant in shaft in front of bob wall. Four stages, with round-headed openings including the driver's window in the bob wall, which has granite ashlar voussoirs with a raised keystone inscribed "1924", and radiating glazing bars; a large raised cylinder door in the rear wall with glazed and panelled door and matching side windows all under a semicircular fanlight with radiating glazing bars; and various sashed windows with radiating glazing bars. The bob-plat at the front is divided in the centre where the front of the beam is coupled to the plunger of the pump. Interior: contains 90-inch cylinder engine designed in 1892 by Nicholas Trestrail with 52½ ton beam made by Harvey & Co.Ltd at Hayle, originally at Carn Brea Mine and purchased second-hand for use here; and all associated controls, etc. History: very late and fine example of traditional Cornish engine house, constructed at new shaft sunk in 1922 to enable old workings of East Pool Mine to resume production after a fall of ground in 1921 had destroyed 2 other shafts; continued working until 1953; the shaft is still used as part of the drainage system of South Crofty Mine. Forms group with its associated chimney stack (q.v.)

Listing NGR: SW6741641881

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Legacy System number: 66733

Legacy System: LBS

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