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Engine House and Chimney, Knap Down Silver Mines

A Grade II Listed Building in Combe Martin, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2021 / 51°12'7"N

Longitude: -4.0093 / 4°0'33"W

OS Eastings: 259718

OS Northings: 146683

OS Grid: SS597466

Mapcode National: GBR KT.4D44

Mapcode Global: VH4MD.G19S

Entry Name: Engine House and Chimney, Knap Down Silver Mines

Listing Date: 9 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1168925

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97048

Location: Combe Martin, North Devon, Devon, EX34

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Combe Martin

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Combe Martin St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 54 NE
1/72 Engine House and Chimney, Knap
- Down Silver mines
Engine house and chimney. Mid C19. Stone rubble with brick capping to the chimney.
Engine house rectangular on plan, built gable-end into the bank with bob-wall at
front with tall, narrow semi-circular arched opening and rear wall incorporating
tall circular chimney shaft with oversailing brick courses to the cap. Only the
plinths of the side walls survive.
The engine-house was probably built in 1859 to contain the engine erected by James
Sims of Redruth, and was worked by the North Devon Silver Lead Mining Company (Vale
of Girt and Nap Down) Douglas Stuckey Adventurers Slopes. The Story of The Silver
and other mines of Combe Martin in Devon. (1965).

Listing NGR: SS5971846683

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

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