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Latitude: 50.2487 / 50°14'55"N
Longitude: -5.1764 / 5°10'35"W
OS Eastings: 173639
OS Northings: 43572
OS Grid: SW736435
Mapcode National: GBR Z6.0KC9
Mapcode Global: FRA 081C.P4T
Entry Name: Engine House at Approx 50m West of Wheal Bush Farmhouse,killifreth Mine.
Listing Date: 3 May 1967
Last Amended: 3 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140974
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63097
Location: Chacewater, Cornwall, TR16
Civil Parish: Chacewater
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Chacewater
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 74 SW
4/39 Engine house at approx 50m west of
Wheal Bush Farmhouse,Killifreth Mine.
30.5.67 (Formerly listed as part of two
engine houses at New Shaft,
Beam engine house ruin. Circa mid-late C19. Mostly killas rubble with granite
quoins, jambstones and bonding stones and mostly dressed coursed granite facing to bob
(south east) wall. Round 2-stage chimney to north corner. Round brick arches over
openings and brick upper stage to chimney. Originally with gable ended roof; now
roofless and floorless. Rectangular single-cell plan with thicker bob wall to south
east and round chimney adjoining north corner. Originally 3 storeys. Walls virtually
intact except for what was framed and weather-boarded wall and gable end over bob
wall. First and second floor of north west side retain outer frames of original
windows. Brick collar divides chimney stages.
This engine house, probably for operating a whim, is part of Unity Wood and Killifreth
Mines, re-opened in 1865.
Listing NGR: SW7363943572
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