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Latitude: 50.2578 / 50°15'27"N
Longitude: -5.1915 / 5°11'29"W
OS Eastings: 172613
OS Northings: 44627
OS Grid: SW726446
Mapcode National: GBR Z5.ZTMW
Mapcode Global: FRA 080B.WVR
Entry Name: Engine House at Read's Shaft Part of Great Wheal Busy
Listing Date: 21 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140975
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63098
Location: Chacewater, Cornwall, TR16
Civil Parish: Chacewater
Built-Up Area: Redruth
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Mount Hawke with Mithian
Church of England Diocese: Truro
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4/40 Engine house at Read's Shaft part
21.11.85 of Great Wheal Busy
Beam engine house ruin. Circa late C19. Killas rubble with granite quoins and some
granite jambstones. Brick arches or wooden lintels over openings and brisk upper
stage to round rubble chimney to north west corner. Rectangular single-cell plan with
attached chimney at corner. 3 storeys originally when floored. Walls complete except
for some loss of brickwork to chimney top and loss of framed and weather boarded wall
to second floor over bob wall (south). Bob wall has round-headed opening to ground
floor. Chimney has corbelled brick collar.
Great Wheal Busy is a very old mine, working in 1823 under the name of 'Chacewater
Mines' and 'Great Wheal Busy' from 1856. Described in 1865 as having: pumping engine,
stamping engine, winding engine and crushing engine.
Information from THE MINES OF CORNWALL by Thomas Spargo.
Listing NGR: SW7261344627
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