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Engine House Chimney

A Grade II Listed Building in Constantine, Cornwall

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159622

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66100

Location: Constantine, Cornwall, TR11

County: Cornwall

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

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Listing Text


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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