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Latitude: 50.5301 / 50°31'48"N
Longitude: -4.2284 / 4°13'42"W
OS Eastings: 242157
OS Northings: 72409
OS Grid: SX421724
Mapcode National: GBR NR.HZPP
Mapcode Global: FRA 271N.DJD
Entry Name: Engine House and Chimney Gunnislake Clitters Mine
Listing Date: 19 October 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140203
English Heritage Legacy ID: 60852
Location: Calstock, Cornwall, PL18
Civil Parish: Calstock
Built-Up Area: Chilsworthy
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Calstock
Church of England Diocese: Truro
CALSTOCK GUNNISLAKE CLITTERS MINE
SX 47 SW
2/106 Engine house and chimney
Engine house and chimney at Gunnislake Clitters Mine. Late C19. Engine house in
slatestone rubble with granite quoins and brick dressings. Chimney in slatestone
rubble with brick top.
Plan: The engine house is at the north end of the mine site, with the chimney about
15 metres to south ; the engine house stands on the bank of the River Tamar.
The engine house is of rectangular plan, with bob wall at the south gable end, a tall
narrow round-arched bob-opening with an upper round arch. Small rectangular building
attached at the west side. The chimney is circular and tapered, with brick top and
Gunnislake Clitters mined copper, tin, umber, wolfram and arsenic ; it began as an
adit trail from the Tamar in 1822 - 27 ; it was re-opened in the 1860s and it had in
1865 a new 40 inch cylinder engine with a 10 feet stroke built in the Bedford
Foundary, Tavistock. A 30 hp whim engine drew ores from the 90 fathom level. After
1900 it was amalgamated with Hingston Down Consols (q.v.) and the adjoining Hawkmoor
and Gunnislake Old Mine, and was one of the few continuing production into the early
There are other buildings on site including a treatment mill and some flues, and the
remains of another engine house.
Sources: Booker, F.: Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley 1967. Tamar Valley
Listing NGR: SX4215772409
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