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Pump Engine House to Robinsons Shaft at South Crofty Mine

A Grade II* Listed Building in Camborne, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2251 / 50°13'30"N

Longitude: -5.2708 / 5°16'15"W

OS Eastings: 166796

OS Northings: 41244

OS Grid: SW667412

Mapcode National: GBR Z0.RY8L

Mapcode Global: VH12J.LLCS

Entry Name: Pump Engine House to Robinsons Shaft at South Crofty Mine

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142628

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66716

Location: Carn Brea, Cornwall, TR15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Carn Brea

Built-Up Area: Camborne

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Saint Illogan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 64 SE CRAN BREA STATION ROAD
(West side, off)
1535/5/160
Pump Engine House
12.09.1989 To Robinson's shaft
At South Crofty Mine

GV II*


Pump engine house to tin mine. 1903, slightly altered. Uncoursed killas rubble with granite quoins, bob wall of large dressed granite blocks, window arches of brick, wooden shuttering to the bob opening, slate roof; brick upper stage to chimney. Rectangular plan on east-west axis, with bob wall to west, chimney attached at north-east corner adjacent to boiler house (qv). Three stages, with round-headed openings: the rear wall has a large raised cylinder doorway with central glazed and panelled door and matching side windows all under a semicircular fanlight with radiating glazing bars, one matching window on each floor above, and immediately to the right of the doorway the tapered cylindrical chimney stack with moulded brick cornice to the stone stage and cut-down brick stage also with a cornice; the south side wall has 2 similar windows at ground floor and one on each floor above, and there is a blocked segmental-headed window above and to the right of that at 1st floor; the north side has similar fenestration; the bob wall has a driver's window at ground floor and rectangular bob opening at the top from which the engine beam projects (though the former bob-plat has been removed). The interior is still fully equipped with 80-inch cylinder Cornish beam engine and all its associated controls, apparently in the condition in which it ceased working in 1955: the engine, which is dated 1854 and came from Tregurtha Downs Mine near Marazion, has a cast-iron cylinder base decorated with intersecting Gothic arcading, with a moulded cornice and short stout fluted "columns" surrounding the massive mounting bolts, and the beam has raised lettering: "SANDYS VIVIAN CO HAYLE 1854"; the staircase has a closed string and slender turned balusters. Apart from the missing bob-plat, an exceptionally complete survival of its type which is comparable only to the engine house at Taylor's Shaft, East Pool, Camborne and forms part of an exceptionally well-preserved group of mine buildings on this site .


Reference: J.Trounson Mining in Cornwall Volume One (1985).

Bibliography
3498 Mining in Cornwall (j Trounson), 1980, Vol. 1


Listing NGR: SW6679641244

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