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Engine House and Chimney at Druid Copper Mine

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashburton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5306 / 50°31'50"N

Longitude: -3.772 / 3°46'19"W

OS Eastings: 274506

OS Northings: 71592

OS Grid: SX745715

Mapcode National: GBR QG.TW6C

Mapcode Global: FRA 27ZN.J9M

Plus Code: 9C2RG6JH+66

Entry Name: Engine House and Chimney at Druid Copper Mine

Listing Date: 10 May 1973

Last Amended: 1 September 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206269

English Heritage Legacy ID: 375978

Location: Ashburton, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ13

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ashburton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ashburton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


849-1/1/232 Engine House and chimney at Druid
10/05/73 Copper Mine
(Formerly Listed as:
Druid's Mine, Chimney and Engine


Ruined engine house and chimney. Probably mid C19. Stone
rubble; chimney has a red-brick top. Engine-house roof
removed. Engine-house consists of a single chamber, roughly
square in plan. About 8.5m to E is the circular chimney. The
mineshaft lies immediately W of the engine-house and to the N
of this is a series of below-ground chambers. The engine-house
is a tall building, probably 2-storeyed and with an
underground chamber originally. Most of the walls survive,
although some masonry has collapsed at the top. The E side has
a tall round-arched doorway and there are similar, smaller
openings on the S and W sides. The S side seems to have been
decorated with pilaster-strips. On the N side is a tall narrow
opening, presumably for a piece of machinery. The chimney is
almost complete. At the top of the stone shaft is a cornice
composed of projecting brick courses, and above that a short
brick shaft with round-arched panels on its sides. The owner
says the mine ceased working in 1888.
(Harris H: Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor: Newton Abbot:
1972-: 185; 1990-: G E WINDEATT LETTER).

Listing NGR: SX7450671592

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

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