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East Pool Mine Engine House

A Grade II Listed Building in Camborne, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.228 / 50°13'40"N

Longitude: -5.2647 / 5°15'52"W

OS Eastings: 167251

OS Northings: 41545

OS Grid: SW672415

Mapcode National: GBR Z2.2L5B

Mapcode Global: VH12J.PJNK

Entry Name: East Pool Mine Engine House

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160518

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66695

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

CARN BREA FORE STREET
SE 64 SE
(south side)
5/147
Pool
9.4.75 East Pool Mine Engine House

II*
Winding engine house (or "whim") to Mitchell's shaft of former East Pool tin
mine; now National Trust working museum. 1887; restored, damaged by
thunderbolt 1987, repair in progress at time of survey (1988). Uncoursed killas
rubble with quoins, bob wall of large dressed granite blocks, window arches of
brick, cantilevered steel-frame bob platform, slate roof. Rectangular plan on
east-west axis, with bob wall to east, chimney attached at north-west corner,
lean-to boiler house on south side, fly-wheel and winding drum in front of bob
wall. Three stages, with round-headed openings including driver's window in bob
wall and large cylinder window in rear wall; prominent bob-plat projected from
3rd stage; large fly-wheel and winding drum on granite mounting in front of bob
wall. Tapered cylindrical chimney stack with brick upper stage. Interior: contains
restored 30-inch cylinder engine, beam, etc., in working order, and 2 boilers in
boiler house (not now in use). History: mine worked for copper from early C18
to 1784 as Pool Old Bal (=mine), from 1834 to 1896 producing copper and tin,
and united with Wheal Agar mine in 1897 as East Pool and Agar Limited (EPAL);
closed 1945. Reference: J.Trounson Mining in Cornwall VoL0ne (1980).


Listing NGR: SW6725141545

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