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LEVANT ENGINE HOUSES

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.

Name: LEVANT ENGINE HOUSES

List entry Number: 1143268

Location

LEVANT ENGINE HOUSES

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: St. Just

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1979

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 69226

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SW 33 SE, 1/156

LEVANT ZAWN, Levant Engine Houses

II

1840. Two granite buildings, one with hipped Delabole slate roof being the hoist engine half with stunted circular stack at one end and is two storeys higher: the other being the pump engine house, three storeys, roofless and one side open on 2nd floor and (the latter probably incorporates older fabric). Former tin and copper mine engine houses dramatically sited on edge of 200ft cliff. Extensive galleries including submarine works. The hoist engine house has two doorways and a 1st-floor sash window. The pump engine house has two doors, one arched, and various small openings, one on the 1st floor arched.

Peak of copper production was 1900. Scene of Cornwall's worst mining disaster in 1919 when 31 miners were killed and many others injured as a result of a broken section in the Main Engine which was carrying the men up the shaft. Closed 1930. The oldest Cornish existing engine is preserved in the hoist engine house (c.1840). It was the main engine for hoisting men, 1856 by Mackay, replaced 1888 by horizontal 18" and 30" compound engine. National Trust property.

Listing NGR: SW3681634505

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National Grid Reference: SW3681634505

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