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Winding Engine House at South-East Corner of King Edward Mine

A Grade II* Listed Building in Camborne, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2039 / 50°12'13"N

Longitude: -5.2749 / 5°16'29"W

OS Eastings: 166404

OS Northings: 38895

OS Grid: SW664388

Mapcode National: GBR Z0.T9FM

Mapcode Global: VH12Q.J47J

Entry Name: Winding Engine House at South-East Corner of King Edward Mine

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159235

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66554

Location: Camborne, Cornwall, TR14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Camborne

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Camborne and Tuckinghill

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 63 NE
8/9 Winding engine house
at south-east corner
of King Edward Mine


Winding engine house (or whim), now derelict. Late C19. Uncoursed granite
rubble with quoins, bob wall of large dressed blocks, brick arches to
windows; now roofless. Rectangular plan with bob wall to the north,
chimney attached at south-west corner, and boiler house at west side to
north of chimney. The bob wall has a round-headed opening with granite
voussoirs and keystone, and the south and east walls have round-headed
windows on 2 levels. The tapered cylindrical chimney has lost its brick
upper stage and now terminates below roof level. Attached to the west
side is the former boiler house, a long rectangular single-storey building on
a north-south axis, of similar materials but with a slurried slate roof, and
inserted garage doors in the south gable wall. History: probably built by
South Condurrow Mine Company before 1897 when the site was acquired by
Camborne School of Mines. The item forms part of a uniquely complete set
of turn-of-the-century tin mining buildings on this site. Reference:
A.W.Brooks, op.cit.

Listing NGR: SW6640438895

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