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Engine House at Read's Shaft Part of Great Wheal Busy

A Grade II Listed Building in Chacewater, Cornwall

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140975

English Heritage Legacy ID: 63098

Location: Chacewater, Cornwall, TR16

County: Cornwall

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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Listing Text

SW 74 SW
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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