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Engine House and Chimney at Jope's Shaft

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Cleer, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5021 / 50°30'7"N

Longitude: -4.4473 / 4°26'50"W

OS Eastings: 226542

OS Northings: 69788

OS Grid: SX265697

Mapcode National: GBR NG.KPH2

Mapcode Global: FRA 17KQ.R7M

Entry Name: Engine House and Chimney at Jope's Shaft

Listing Date: 5 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140479

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62228

Location: St. Cleer, Cornwall, PL14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Cleer

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Cleer

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 26 NE
11/90 Engine house and chimney at
Jope's shaft
Engine house and chimney. Circa 1864. Granite rubble with granite quoins and brick
Rectangular engine house, with rear gable end to south, front gable end to north with
remains of attached rectangular building. Detached chimney about 10 metres to north
east, connected by an underground flue to the middle building.
Engine house North gable end has wide round arch at ground floor, narrow arch above,
2 small square openings above and round arched opening in the gable apex. Left side
has a window with flat granite lintel at ground floor, 2 round-arched openings at
first floor and window at upper right level with flat granite lintel. Right side has
doorway with flat granite lintel, round-arched window at first floor. The rear gable
end is the bob wall, with round-arched window at ground floor with splayed reveal
internally; upper bob opening across the whole width of the building. Trench and
side walls to south east of bob wall.
Interior: Engine pit at the rear gable end.
Remains of rectangular building attached to west, with chimney about 3 metres from
its north gable end. The chimney is circular in plan, tapered, with an inspection
hole at the base. Connected by an underground flue to the middle building.
Jope's Shaft was an extension of the South Caradon Mine; the shaft was sunk in 1864,
and a man-engine was put in to Jope's Shaft by 1868. The mine was closed in 1885.
Sources: Barton, D.B.: A Historical Survey of the Mines and Mineral Railways of East
Cornwall and West Devon 1964.

Listing NGR: SX2654269788

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