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Tolgus Tin Streaming Works

A Grade II Listed Building in Redruth, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2534 / 50°15'12"N

Longitude: -5.2421 / 5°14'31"W

OS Eastings: 168983

OS Northings: 44296

OS Grid: SW689442

Mapcode National: GBR Z3.C031

Mapcode Global: VH12C.3W2M

Entry Name: Tolgus Tin Streaming Works

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142562

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66840

Location: Redruth, Cornwall, TR16

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Redruth

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Treleigh

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

REDRUTH NEW PORTREATH ROAD
SW 64 SE
(west side)
5/280
Tolgus Tin Streaming Works
II
Tin streaming works. C19, various builds. Some uncoursed granite, but mostly
sheet walls on timber frames, partly rebuilt in concrete blocks, with corrugated
sheet roofs. A complex of small interlinked buildings under connected roofs. All
single storey but to various heights, some built into or beneath the bank above
the stream so that they appear to be below ground level. The exterior features
are of less interest than the internal plant: this includes a 12-head set of
Cornish stamps powered by an internal waterwheel (and working within the last 4
years); a wooden round-frame (apparently in working order); a ball-mill; and
numerous Holman flotation tables. The plant was used for recovery of tin from
waste ore. A rare survival of such plant in so complete a form, some of it of a
type which antedates steam power (e.g. the water powered stamps).


Listing NGR: SW6898344296

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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