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Latitude: 50.6351 / 50°38'6"N
Longitude: -3.6454 / 3°38'43"W
OS Eastings: 283737
OS Northings: 83005
OS Grid: SX837830
Mapcode National: GBR QN.LC48
Mapcode Global: FRA 377D.CMG
Entry Name: Octagonal Ventilation Shaft About 140 Metres South of Canonteign Barton
Listing Date: 9 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1097835
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85591
Location: Christow, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Christow
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Christow St James
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
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5/72 Octagonal ventilation shaft about
140 metres south of Canonteign
Octagonal ventilation shaft at Wheal Exmouth lead and barytes mine. 1853. Stone
rubble with granite ashlar quoins. Tall tapering octagonal shaft, battered at the
base and incomplete at the top in an unusually ornamental style to match the adjacent
engine house. Wheal Exmouth, operating from the 1850s to 1880 employed 70
underground workers in 1863. The site of the mine was visible from Canonteign House
(q.v.), the Exmouth seat built in 1828 but later screened from it by tree planting.
The ornate style was presumably employed for the sake of the view from Canonteign
Listing NGR: SX8373783005
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