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Engine House at Sw 434346, Greenburrow Mine

A Grade II Listed Building in Madron, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.1542 / 50°9'15"N

Longitude: -5.5929 / 5°35'34"W

OS Eastings: 143448

OS Northings: 34423

OS Grid: SW434344

Mapcode National: GBR DXK8.QXT

Mapcode Global: VH059.0DL3

Entry Name: Engine House at Sw 434346, Greenburrow Mine

Listing Date: 18 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265075

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426205

Location: Madron, Cornwall, TR20

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Madron

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Gulval

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

MADRON
SW43 SW
6/82 Engine House at SW 434346,
- Greenburrow Mine
18.12.86
II
Beam engine house. Circa mid-late C19. Granite ashlar bob wall, otherwise granite rubble with granite dressings. Brick upper stage to chimney.
Plan: rectangular plan with round chimney clasping the rear left hand corner.
Dressed granite cylinder plinth in situ. Former pumping machinery, floors and roof removed. Square-on-plan walled enclosure round shaft.
Exterior: 3 storeys over low basement. Round-headed granite arched doorway to middle of front (bob) wall; round-headed doorway with partly fallen brick arch in rear wall with window opening to each floor above; irregularly disposed openings in each side wall and evidence for former extension to left hand wall. Moulded brick cornice to tapered chimney.
A major monument to the tin-mining industry, this mine went out of use in July 1877. This engine house is one of the most conspicuous landmarks in West cornwall, it lies within sight of Lanyon Quoit (AM) and serves as a landmark for fishermen.
Source: Trevithick Society


Listing NGR: SW4344834423

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