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Wheal Drea Pumping Engine House

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Just, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1325 / 50°7'57"N

Longitude: -5.6877 / 5°41'15"W

OS Eastings: 136557

OS Northings: 32342

OS Grid: SW365323

Mapcode National: GBR DXBB.HHH

Mapcode Global: VH057.CXGS

Entry Name: Wheal Drea Pumping Engine House

Listing Date: 23 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115110

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351298

Location: St. Just, Cornwall, TR19

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Just

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Just-in-Penwith

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 33 SE
1/10044 Wheal Drea Pumping
Engine House


Beam engine house of former tin mine. c1859. Granite rubble, with dressed granite to
bob wall. Rectangular plan of approx. 7.6 x 5.2 metres, standing to 12 metres high,
with walls surviving from original boiler house of approx. 11.5 x 3 metres to north
west. Square-headed openings with twin lintels of granite (to exterior) and timber
(to interior). Upper section of rear wall has collapsed. NW corner stack finished in
brick. A substantially complete example of a beam engine house with its original
boiler house, a rare surviving example. This constitutes a significant surviving group
with the former miners' dry (qv) to the north west. (Cornish Archaeological Unit,
"St Just: An Archaeological Survey of the Mining District", 1992, pp. 188-92)

Listing NGR: SW3655732342

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