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Latitude: 50.5043 / 50°30'15"N
Longitude: -4.2787 / 4°16'43"W
OS Eastings: 238509
OS Northings: 69647
OS Grid: SX385696
Mapcode National: GBR NP.KQS5
Mapcode Global: FRA 17XQ.QWJ
Entry Name: Buildings at Wheal St Vincent
Listing Date: 22 September 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140789
English Heritage Legacy ID: 61461
Location: Callington, Cornwall, PL17
Civil Parish: Callington
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Callington
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 36 NE Buildings at
Wheal St Vincent
Silver/Lead smelting works. Early/Mid C19. Killas rubble with red-brick and granite
dressing and rag slate roofs. Three buildings in line built on different levels on
slope but all inter-connected. The road (west elevation) at the top of the slope has
two semi-circular headed openings partly blocked one above another and Smaller one in
outshot to loft. The south side of this small square block is a narrow arched window.
The second section has two later square-headed openings when upper floor inserted: also
original round-headed one. Two raking buttresses. Small arched opening to rear.
Bottom section is lower again and has three raking buttresses and two segmental headed openings,
segmental headed doorway in bottom wall. All roof structures appear original with king post
trusses. The top building incorporates a network of kiln-type flues. Use of buildings
at present unknown but presumably the slope was used for a gravity-fed process of silver
and lead smelting. This building is unusually complete and well finished.
Wheal St Vincent had several periods of working between 1810 and 1848 and considerable
quantities of silver were smelted. Source A.K Hamilton-Jenkin, Mines and Miners of
Cornwall Volume XV Page 27.
Listing NGR: SX3850969647
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