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Latitude: 50.2579 / 50°15'28"N
Longitude: -5.1906 / 5°11'26"W
OS Eastings: 172674
OS Northings: 44642
OS Grid: SW726446
Mapcode National: GBR Z5.ZTXV
Mapcode Global: FRA 080B.X8M
Entry Name: Engine House Chimney at Approximately 50m East of Read's Shaft
Listing Date: 21 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140976
English Heritage Legacy ID: 63099
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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4/41 Engine house chimney at approx 50n
21.11.85 east of Read's Shaft
Beam engine house ruin. Circa late C19. Killas rubble and brick. Originally
rectangular single-cell plan with chimney to north east corner but now only chimney
and some attached walling survives. Originally 3 storeys. Chimney is of rubble to
lower stage and brick to upper stage divided by corbelled brick collar.
Included for group value.
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: SW7267444642
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