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Winding House Approximately 30 Metres East of Pump Engine House to Marriott's Shaft on South Wheal Frances Sett

A Grade II Listed Building in Carn Brea, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2089 / 50°12'32"N

Longitude: -5.2515 / 5°15'5"W

OS Eastings: 168098

OS Northings: 39379

OS Grid: SW680393

Mapcode National: GBR Z2.3X7G

Mapcode Global: VH12Q.X0MP

Entry Name: Winding House Approximately 30 Metres East of Pump Engine House to Marriott's Shaft on South Wheal Frances Sett

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160606

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66702

Location: Carn Brea, Cornwall, TR16

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Carn Brea

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Redruth

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 63 NE
8/154 Winding house approx. 30 metres
east of pump engine house to
Marriott's shaft on
South Wheal Frances sett

Winding engine house to former tin mine, now derelict. Late 1890's, for South
Frances United Mine. Granite rubble with quoins, brick arches to openings; now
roofless. Rectangular plan, 2x3 bays, on east-west axis. Two storeys, with
windows only at 1st floor, all round-headed; the 2-bay west front facing the
former shaft has a large window on the right (presumably the driver"s window),
the masonry beneath it now removed, and a smaller window to the left; the side
walls have 3 windows each and the rear has 2 windows (one damaged). Former
roof was hipped. Interior not inspected. History: formerly contained horizontal
cross compound engine made by Holman's of Camborne, with 23- and 43-inch
cylinders on plinths each side of the drum space, and a conical winding drum.
Reference: Palmer & Neaverson, op.cit.
Part of a very impressive group of remains of one of the best equipped mines in
Cornwall, closed in 1918.

Listing NGR: SW6809839379

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