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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1160606
English Heritage Legacy ID: 66702
Location: Carn Brea, Cornwall, TR16
Civil Parish: Carn Brea
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Redruth
Church of England Diocese: Truro
CARN BREA PIECE
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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