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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140178
English Heritage Legacy ID: 60894
Location: Calstock, Cornwall, PL18
Civil Parish: Calstock
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Calstock
Church of England Diocese: Truro
CALSTOCK WHEAL BENNY
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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