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Buildings at Wheal St Vincent

A Grade II* Listed Building in Callington, Cornwall

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140789

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61461

Location: Callington, Cornwall, PL17

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Callington

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Callington

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

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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