ENGINE HOUSE AND CHIMNEY AT DRUID COPPER MINE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1206269
Date first listed:
10-May-1973
Date of most recent amendment:
01-Sep-1992
Statutory Address:
ENGINE HOUSE AND CHIMNEY AT DRUID COPPER MINE

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Location

Statutory Address:
ENGINE HOUSE AND CHIMNEY AT DRUID COPPER MINE

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

County:
Devon
District:
Teignbridge (District Authority)
Parish:
Ashburton
National Park:
DARTMOOR
National Grid Reference:
SX7450671592

Details

ASHBURTON

SX77SW DRUID 849-1/1/232 Engine House and chimney at Druid 10/05/73 Copper Mine (Formerly Listed as: DRUID Druid's Mine, Chimney and Engine house)

II

Ruined engine house and chimney. Probably mid C19. Stone rubble; chimney has a red-brick top. Engine-house roof removed. Engine-house consists of a single chamber, roughly square in plan. About 8.5m to E is the circular chimney. The mineshaft lies immediately W of the engine-house and to the N of this is a series of below-ground chambers. The engine-house is a tall building, probably 2-storeyed and with an underground chamber originally. Most of the walls survive, although some masonry has collapsed at the top. The E side has a tall round-arched doorway and there are similar, smaller openings on the S and W sides. The S side seems to have been decorated with pilaster-strips. On the N side is a tall narrow opening, presumably for a piece of machinery. The chimney is almost complete. At the top of the stone shaft is a cornice composed of projecting brick courses, and above that a short brick shaft with round-arched panels on its sides. The owner says the mine ceased working in 1888. (Harris H: Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor: Newton Abbot: 1972-: 185; 1990-: G E WINDEATT LETTER).

Listing NGR: SX7450671592

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
375978
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Harris, H, Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor, (1972), 185

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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