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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
Entry Name: Vanner House to Wheal Basset Mine at Sw 691 398
Listing Date: 12 September 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1142616
English Heritage Legacy ID: 66675
Location: Carn Brea, Cornwall, TR16
Civil Parish: Carn Brea
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Redruth
Church of England Diocese: Truro
CARN BREA CARNKIE
SW 63 NE
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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