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Consolidated Mines, Clocktower

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwennap, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2348 / 50°14'5"N

Longitude: -5.1629 / 5°9'46"W

OS Eastings: 174542

OS Northings: 41989

OS Grid: SW745419

Mapcode National: GBR Z7.C8Y7

Mapcode Global: FRA 082D.NG2

Entry Name: Consolidated Mines, Clocktower

Listing Date: 21 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136402

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63190

Location: Gwennap, Cornwall, TR16

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Gwennap

Built-Up Area: United Downs industrial Park

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Gwennap

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

GWENNAP
SW 74 SW
4/92 Consolidated Mines, Clocktower
21.11.85
GV II
Clocktower. Circa early C19. Killas rubble with granite quoins, jambstones,
voussoirs and copings.
Round tapered tower over octagonal base. Clock removed or fallen. Round-headed
doorway to west. Square section granite string over basement. About 1/3 way up from
base is narrowed round-headed opening to west and to east. Ovolo-moulded collar or
coping to top of tower. Lightning conductor to south.
Interior is smoke-blackened over the rubble walls so possibly has been used as a
flue. Wooden first floor in situ. Holes at intervals to wall for former stair.
This unique tower stands complete except for upper timber work; surviving from mining
complex which reached it zenith in the 1830's. Consols was this time the most
productive mine in Cornwall.


Listing NGR: SW7454241989

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