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PUMP ENGINE HOUSE ON SITE OF WHEAL UNY MINE AT SW 695 408

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: PUMP ENGINE HOUSE ON SITE OF WHEAL UNY MINE AT SW 695 408

List entry Number: 1309729

Location

PUMP ENGINE HOUSE ON SITE OF WHEAL UNY MINE AT SW 695 408

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

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Redruth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Sep-1989

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 66889

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

REDRUTH WHEAL UNY SW 64 SE 5/324 Pump engine house on site of Wheal Uny Mine at SW 695 408 GV II Pump engine house to former tin mine, now derelict. Probably later C19. Dressed granite blocks and killas rubble, with bob wall of massive rectangular blocks, window arches of brick, brick upper stage to chimney; now roofless. Rectangular plan on east-west axis, with bob wall to west, chimney attached at south-east corner. Large building of 3 stages set back over a plinth (exposed on north side by falling ground), with round-headed openings including an unusual tall 2-stage slot in the bob wall (extending from ground level), with the driver's window in the upper part; and large cylinder door in rear wall. Tapered cylindrical chimney with no cornice to the stone stage, top of brick stage missing. History: mine worked from before 1800, employed over 400 in 1860's, produced tin from Great Flat Lode and had had reached 244 fathoms by the time it closed in 1893 (reference D.B.Barton A Guide to the Mines of West Cornwall, 3rd edn., 1973, p.34) Forms part of very conspicuous and attractively sited group, within sight of remains of Basset Mines at Carnkie, Carn Brea (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SW6950040800

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Barton, D B , A Guide to the Mines of West Cornwall, (1973), 34

National Grid Reference: SW 69502 40780

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