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Latitude: 50.5171 / 50°31'1"N
Longitude: -4.4537 / 4°27'13"W
OS Eastings: 226146
OS Northings: 71460
OS Grid: SX261714
Mapcode National: GBR NG.JV3X
Mapcode Global: FRA 17KP.NQ1
Entry Name: Houseman's Shaft Engine House at South Phoenix Mine
Listing Date: 5 November 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140490
English Heritage Legacy ID: 62160
Location: Linkinhorne, Cornwall, PL14
Civil Parish: Linkinhorne
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Linkinhorne
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 27 SE
6/22 Houseman's Shaft Engine House
- at South Phoenix Mine
Engine house with attached chimney at South Phoenix copper mine. Mid C19. Granite
rubble with granite quoins and brick dressings.
Plan: Rectangular plan engine house, with bob wall at one gable end and attached
chimney at the opposite gable end.
Gable end with bob opening, also has 2 round-arched openings at upper level with
brick dressings, and a brick chimney stacks at the apex of the gable. The right side
has openings at first and second floors, with timber lintels, and an upper opening
with a round brick arch. Left side the same. The rear gable end has a wide opening
with timber lintel at ground, first and second floor; attached circular plan chimney,
in rubble, tapered, with brick top and cornice.
South Phoenix was re-started for copper in 1847 and, equipped with a 28 inch rotary
engine, was down to 120 fathoms by 1854. It does not appear to have been a financial
success, except perhaps in the initial years. In 1870, the growing richness of
Phoenix United in the north started yet another re-working to explore the deep tin
Sources: Barton, D.B.: A Historical Survey of the Mines and Mineral Railways of East
Cornwall and West Devon 1964.
Listing NGR: SX2614671460
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