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

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History

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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

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Legacy System number: 375978

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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