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Latitude: 50.1209 / 50°7'15"N
Longitude: -5.1762 / 5°10'34"W
OS Eastings: 173055
OS Northings: 29370
OS Grid: SW730293
Mapcode National: GBR Z6.8KFT
Mapcode Global: FRA 081P.P87
Entry Name: Engine House Chimney
Listing Date: 17 June 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1159622
English Heritage Legacy ID: 66100
Location: Constantine, Cornwall, TR11
Civil Parish: Constantine
Built-Up Area: Constantine
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Constantine
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SW 72 NW CONSTANTINE WHEAL VYVYAN DISUSED MINE
8/119 Engine house chimney
Mine engine house chimney. Circa early to mid C19 probably from 1827 to 1850.
Granite rubble with red brick top stage. Tall and complete chimney circular on plan
and tapered. The lower stage of the chimney is granite rubble with a rectangular
opening at the base. The red brick top stage has a moulded brick collar and cornice.
The engine house which was originally attached on the west side has been demolished.
Wheal Vyvyan was a tin and copper mine named after Sir Richard Vyvyan who owned the
land. The mine began to work in 1827. The most productive period was from 1827 to
1850 when four shafts were sunk. The mine ceased working in 1864, but in that short
period the mine was responsible for the considerable growth of the village of
Constantine from what was formerly only a small hamlet.
The chimney is unusually complete and it is conspicuously situated overlooking the
village of Constantine.
Source: Charles Henderson, A History of the Parish of Constantine in Cornwall, pp.
Listing NGR: SW7305529370
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