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Mine Buildings Including Wheel Pit and Arsenic Calciner Wheal Benny

A Grade II Listed Building in Calstock, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5359 / 50°32'9"N

Longitude: -4.2626 / 4°15'45"W

OS Eastings: 239752

OS Northings: 73129

OS Grid: SX397731

Mapcode National: GBR NQ.HNXL

Mapcode Global: FRA 17YN.552

Entry Name: Mine Buildings Including Wheel Pit and Arsenic Calciner Wheal Benny

Listing Date: 19 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140178

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60894

Location: Calstock, Cornwall, PL18

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Calstock

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Calstock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 37 SE
1/146 Mine buildings-including wheel pit
and arsenic calciner
Mine buildings at Wheal Benny, including wheel pit and arsenic calciner. Late C19.
Slatestone rubble with brick dressings.
Plan: Wheal Benny is on the bank of the River Tamar. The site includes wheel pit
large enough to accommodate a 50 foot wheel, 4 tin buddles and a Brunton calciner
with flues. The calciner is of square plan, with round-arched opening to front
leading to an internal vault, with grate at the left side. The flues are to west of
the calciner, above ground with arched openings. At the east end of the site is a
wheel pit with rubble walls, external rubble housing for the wheel shaft ; the mine
was water powered, the leat running above the mine to the south.
Sources: Tamar Valley Project.

Listing NGR: SX3975273129

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