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Tincroft Mine Man Engine and Loadings

A Grade II Listed Building in Camborne, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.22 / 50°13'12"N

Longitude: -5.2694 / 5°16'9"W

OS Eastings: 166874

OS Northings: 40674

OS Grid: SW668406

Mapcode National: GBR Z0.SBVN

Mapcode Global: VH12J.MQ4P

Entry Name: Tincroft Mine Man Engine and Loadings

Listing Date: 7 April 1983

Last Amended: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160794

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66721

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: Camborne and Tuckinghill

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SW 64 SE
(north side)
Tincroft Mine Man Engine
and loadings
7.4.83 (formerly listed under

Man engine house and loadings to former tin mine; now derelict. c.1860. Granite
rubble with quoins, bob wall of dressed blocks, brick arches to windows.
Rectangular plan on north-south axis with bob wall to north, loadings in front of
this, and chimnney attached at south-west corner. Three stages, with mostly
round-headed openings including driver's window in bob wall and a small square
opening to the left (sides of bob opening above this now dilapidated), one
window on each floor of rear wall, and 2 tall windows in east side. Immediately
in front of bob wall, and attached to it, the loading of large quare granite
blocks, framing the shaft head, with remains of bolts and fixings. Tapered
cylindrical chimney now terminating with remains of cornice at eaves level.
History: although incomplete, a substantial survival of the man engine which
operated from 1863 to 1894, and believed to be the only extant example not
ruined. In 1870 Tincroft Mine was reported to be the richest tin mine in the
world; it ceased underground operations in 1926.
The item forms a group with its functional partners, the compressor house and
chimney stack approx. 45 metres to the east (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SW6687440674

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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