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Octagonal Ventilation Shaft About 140 Metres South of Canonteign Barton

A Grade II Listed Building in Christow, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2RJ9P3+2V

Entry Name: Octagonal Ventilation Shaft About 140 Metres South of Canonteign Barton

Listing Date: 9 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1097835

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85591

Location: Christow, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

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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