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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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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

Plus Code: 9C2P6Q85+P2

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

Tagged with: Chimney

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5/135 Stamps engine house to
West Basset Stamps
on North Wheal Basset sett
at SW 687 402

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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