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Former Winding Engine House to Williams Shaft, Dolcoath Mine

A Grade II Listed Building in Camborne, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2129 / 50°12'46"N

Longitude: -5.2792 / 5°16'44"W

OS Eastings: 166143

OS Northings: 39911

OS Grid: SW661399

Mapcode National: GBR Z0.SN9G

Mapcode Global: VH12J.FXZ5

Entry Name: Former Winding Engine House to Williams Shaft, Dolcoath Mine

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311087

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66569

Location: Camborne, Cornwall, TR14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Camborne

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 63 NE
8/24 Former winding engine house
to Williams Shaft, Dolcoath Mine
Winding engine house built for a Holman horizontal winder which traversed.
Probably c.1900; for Dolcoath Mine; now derelict and roofless. Snecked
granite with ashlar dressings. Rectangular single-cell plan on NE-SW axis.
High single storey raised on a large surface basement; the 3-bay north-
west front (facing the former shaft) is symmetrical, with a continuous
weathered offset to the basement (which carries round the whole), a large
rectangular cable aperture in the centre above this, and a large vertical-
rectangular window opening to each side. The south-west gable wall has a
round-headed doorway to the basement, with a keystone, a small window
to the right, 2 large window openings above, a weathered band to the
gable and a small window in the apex; the north-east gable wall is similar
but the basement doorway is damaged; both gables now lack their former
coping. Interior: the long walls have stumps of closely-spaced steel corbels
to former floorbeams. History: the traversing operation of the former
engine, necessary to keep the cable in line with the wheel at the shaft
head, is said to have been historically unique; and at the time of its
construction Dolcoath was one of the world's greatest tin mines.

Listing NGR: SW6614339911

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