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Stamps Engine House to West Basset Stamps on North Wheal Basset Sett at Sw 687 402

A Grade II Listed Building in Carn Brea, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2168 / 50°13'0"N

Longitude: -5.2425 / 5°14'32"W

OS Eastings: 168780

OS Northings: 40226

OS Grid: SW687402

Mapcode National: GBR Z2.3KZ0

Mapcode Global: VH12K.2TW6

Entry Name: Stamps Engine House to West Basset Stamps on North Wheal Basset Sett at Sw 687 402

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142621

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66683

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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Listing Text

CARN BREA CARNKIE
SW 64 SE
5/135 Stamps engine house to
West Basset Stamps
on North Wheal Basset sett
at SW 687 402

GV II
Stamps engine house at tin ore dressing plant of former West Basset Mine; now
derelict. 1874. Uncoursed granite rubble, with bob walls of granite blocks, brick
arches to windows; now roofless. Built on a raised terrace overlooking dressing
floors. Rectangular plan on north-west/south-east axis, with principal bob wall to
south-east. Three stages; round headed openings including driver's window in bob
wall and large cylinder door in north-east side; thick rear wall has smaller beam
opening for secondary engine which pumped water; in front of bob wall, altered
loadings for former flywheels. History: erected when West Basset Mine took over
northern half of former North Basset Mine; contained 40-inch cylinder engine
driving two banks of 32 heads of stamps (a further 16 heads added in 1877), and
a secondary beam which pumped recirculated water from the bottom of the
dressing floors. Very prominent building on site which is probably unique in
Cornwall. Reference: Palmer & Neaverson op.cit.


Listing NGR: SW6870040200

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