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Latitude: 50.4014 / 50°24'4"N
Longitude: -4.8008 / 4°48'3"W
OS Eastings: 201052
OS Northings: 59471
OS Grid: SX010594
Mapcode National: GBR ZX.5VNT
Mapcode Global: FRA 07TZ.RGS
Entry Name: Wheal Rose China Clay Works
Listing Date: 28 August 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1311331
English Heritage Legacy ID: 70973
Location: Roche, Cornwall, PL26
Civil Parish: Roche
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Roche
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 05 NW
6/224 Wheal Rose China Clay Works
China clay works, including remains of tanks, 2 dries and pair of kiln chimneys.
Late C19. Granite rubble and brick.
The tanks are to the south west, much overgrown; there are 2 long rectangular dries,
each about 70 metres long; the kiln chimneys are sited in between the dries, an
unusual arrangement. At each end of the dries, the remains of a 2-storey building.
The dries have rubble walls, with the brick channels remaining inside; roofless, with
gable ends. The dry to the east has 5 openings in the rear wall to the tanks, with
fittings for sluice gates; the dry to the west has 8 similar rear doorways. At the
end of each dry, a flight of stone steps down from the platform, and ovens at the end
of each dry in the gable end wall.
In the middle, there is a pair of circular plan granite rubble chimneys, each about 4
metres in diameter at the base; both tapered, one with cast iron banding, each with
brick top. The wall to the rear is curved around the chimneys.
Sources: Cornwall Committee for Archaeology.
Listing NGR: SX0105259471
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