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The Lamb and Flag Smelting Works, Including Entrance Gate Piers, Flanking Walls and Gate

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Erth, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.1671 / 50°10'1"N

Longitude: -5.4499 / 5°26'59"W

OS Eastings: 153729

OS Northings: 35376

OS Grid: SW537353

Mapcode National: GBR DXX7.QF5

Mapcode Global: VH12T.H266

Plus Code: 9C2P5H82+V2

Entry Name: The Lamb and Flag Smelting Works, Including Entrance Gate Piers, Flanking Walls and Gate

Listing Date: 2 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310506

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70286

Location: St. Erth, Cornwall, TR27

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Erth

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Erth

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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3/195 (was SP/772) The Lamb and Flag Smelting Works,
including entrance gate piers,
2.6.1986 flanking walls and gate

Former tin-smelting works including entrance gate piers, flanking walls and gate.
Established 1715. Rebuilt 1825, extended soon after. Granite and killas rubble with
granite dressings. Mostly grouted scantle slate roofs: three-quarter-hipped over
original building, gable ends to part of later additions.
Plan: 2 almost adjoining buildings at right angles to one another. Main building is
on left, other building projecting forward on right. Main building includes original
rectangular foundry, left, with outshut in front of left-hand side and left; wing at
right angles to rear left on lower ground, and extension on right-hand side. The
other building at the front right is rectangular and built in 3 stages.
Exterior: Simple exterior: wide doorways at the main front (middle and right).
Gable over right-hand doorway. The other building has front facing left and has 2
narrow doorways (midway and towards right). Old panelled doors. Left-hand doorway
has old overlight with glazing bars and left of the doorway is an original 12-pane 2
light casement window. There is an arched window opening in the left-hand wall of
the rear wing. At rear and at right-hand side of the rear wing are large doorways
opening onto a loading platform.
Interior: Is simple but largely unaltered since the C19. There are large round-
arched openings at front and rear of the original room and the original king post-
roof is heavily smoke blackened. Machinery removed.
Originally known as Treloth. Bought and worked by Doubus from 1825 until 1883.
Sources: A History of Tin Mining and Smelting in Cornwall, D B Barton.

Listing NGR: SW5372935376

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