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Vanner House to Wheal Basset Mine at SW 691 398

A Grade II Listed Building in Carn Brea, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2139 / 50°12'50"N

Longitude: -5.2374 / 5°14'14"W

OS Eastings: 169125

OS Northings: 39894

OS Grid: SW691398

Mapcode National: GBR Z3.FM92

Mapcode Global: VH12K.5WJD

Plus Code: 9C2P6Q77+H2

Entry Name: Vanner House to Wheal Basset Mine at SW 691 398

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142616

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66675

Location: Carn Brea, Cornwall, TR16

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Carn Brea

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Redruth

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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8/127 Vanner house to
Wheal Basset Mine
at SW 691 398

Vanner house to former tin mine, now derelict. c.1908, altered in 1930's. Mixed
granite and kilias rubble with granite quoins and brick arches to openings; roof
missing. Long rectangular building, approx. 48x12 metres, on east-west axis
parallel to former stamps on south side. Single storey; 13-bay north wall with
large round-headed window openings, doorways in centre and at left end. End
walls now twin gabled (altered to make 2-span roof in 1930's), that at east end
with one round-headed window in each gable and the other altered and damaged.
North side has some similar windows, and large rectangular opening in centre,
opposite engine house. Interior: concrete foundations for separators, classifiers,
etc. History: built as a late addition to tin-mining operations at Wheal Basset, to
house Frue Vanners for dressing ore. Now a relatively rare type of building, and
the central element of a group conspicuously sited on the northern slope of
Carnmenellis. Reference: Marilyn Palmer & Peter Neaverson The Basset Mines,
their History and Industrial Archaeology (British Mining No.32, 1987).

Listing NGR: SW6910039800

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