STAMPS ENGINE HOUSE TO WEST BASSET STAMPS ON NORTH WHEAL BASSET SETT AT SW 687 402

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1142621

Date first listed: 12-Sep-1989

Statutory Address: STAMPS ENGINE HOUSE TO WEST BASSET STAMPS ON NORTH WHEAL BASSET SETT AT SW 687 402

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Location

Statutory Address: STAMPS ENGINE HOUSE TO WEST BASSET STAMPS ON NORTH WHEAL BASSET SETT AT SW 687 402

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 68780 40225

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

CARN BREA CARNKIE SW 64 SE 5/135 Stamps engine house to West Basset Stamps on North Wheal Basset sett at SW 687 402

GV II Stamps engine house at tin ore dressing plant of former West Basset Mine; now derelict. 1874. Uncoursed granite rubble, with bob walls of granite blocks, brick arches to windows; now roofless. Built on a raised terrace overlooking dressing floors. Rectangular plan on north-west/south-east axis, with principal bob wall to south-east. Three stages; round headed openings including driver's window in bob wall and large cylinder door in north-east side; thick rear wall has smaller beam opening for secondary engine which pumped water; in front of bob wall, altered loadings for former flywheels. History: erected when West Basset Mine took over northern half of former North Basset Mine; contained 40-inch cylinder engine driving two banks of 32 heads of stamps (a further 16 heads added in 1877), and a secondary beam which pumped recirculated water from the bottom of the dressing floors. Very prominent building on site which is probably unique in Cornwall. Reference: Palmer & Neaverson op.cit.

Listing NGR: SW6870040200

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 66683

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Palmer, M, Neaverson, P, 'British Mining' in The Basset Mines their History and Industrial Archaeology, (1987)

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