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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1136402
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63190
Location: Gwennap, Cornwall, TR16
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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4/92 Consolidated Mines, Clocktower
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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