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Latitude: 50.424 / 50°25'26"N
Longitude: -4.8593 / 4°51'33"W
OS Eastings: 196993
OS Northings: 62147
OS Grid: SW969621
Mapcode National: GBR ZS.5BWD
Mapcode Global: FRA 07QX.SVH
Plus Code: 9C2QC4FR+J7
Entry Name: Belowda Mine Buildings Including Engine House, at Sw 969621
Listing Date: 28 August 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1144194
English Heritage Legacy ID: 70951
Location: Roche, Cornwall, PL26
Civil Parish: Roche
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Roche
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 96 SE
1/198 Belowda Mine Buildings including
- engine house, at SW 969621
Engine house, boiler house and smithy at Belowda Mine. Late C19. Granite rubble,
with brick top to chimney.
Rectangular plan engine house with chimney to north; the boiler house is about 10
metres to east, of rectangular plan. The smithy is about 30 metres to south west.
These buildings were part of Belowda tin mine.
The north front of the engine house has the chimney to right; the chimney is of
circular plan, about 3 metres diameter at the base with an inspection hole at the
base. The chimney is tapered, in granite rubble to the height of the engine house,
and continued in brick. The north front of the engine house has 3 window openings,
one at each storey, the upper 2 with brick jambs. Attached to the left side is a 2-
storey lean-to, of later date, which projects beyond the engine house at the rear; it
has a gable end at the rear, and 2 window openings to the side, the front has been
partially demolished to form a cart entry. Attached to the right side is a 2-storey
building with gable ends and corrugated iron roof; to the front this has an upper
door approached by a flight of granite steps, and a window. To the rear there is a
wide doorway to left and window to right, 2 blocked windows under eaves.
To the rear of the engine house, the bob opening has brick jambs, and there is a
doorway leading out on to a granite rubble platform.
The boiler house is a small single storey rubble building with gable ends; the front
faces south, with a doorway and a window opening, small single light in left gable
end at upper level and opening to rear under the eaves. Formerly had a slate roof.
Attached to the right side is a lower single storey lean-to with doorway to front and
ventilation slit in rear wall.
The smithy is a long, single storey building of 2-room plan, in granite rubble with
quoins, corrugated iron roof with gable ends. The front faces north, and has central
doorway with cambered brick head. The rear has 2 window openings, as on front.
These buildings form a good group, important both for industrial archaeology and for
their landscape value.
Sources: Cornwall Committee for Archaeology.
Listing NGR: SW9690062100
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