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Engine Shed

A Grade II Listed Building in Calstock, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5045 / 50°30'16"N

Longitude: -4.2214 / 4°13'17"W

OS Eastings: 242567

OS Northings: 69545

OS Grid: SX425695

Mapcode National: GBR NS.KFJF

Mapcode Global: FRA 271Q.P6L

Entry Name: Engine Shed

Listing Date: 16 May 1986

Last Amended: 19 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311912

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60812

Location: Calstock, Cornwall, PL18

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Calstock

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Calstock

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 46 NW
4/62 Engine shed (formerly listed as
Butts Incline Station - engine
16.5.86 shed)
Engine shed at the depot of the incline railway. Circa 1872; restored late C20.
Stone rubble. Slate roof with gable ends.
Plan: Rectangular plan engine shed.
Exterior: Single storey engine shed, with two 16-pane sashes to the side and double
doors at the gable end. King post strut roof. No internal machinery.
The incline railway was built by the Tamar Coal, Manure and General Mercantile
Company in 1860 ; it was taken over by the East Cornwall Mineral Railway in 1872.
Beyond the incline station, the wagons were locomotive hauled as far as Kelly Bray,
to obtain loads from mines, quaries and brickworks in the Gunnislake, Higher
Dimenson, Kit Hill and Callington areas. Various sidings and depots were located
along the line. The line operated in this form until about 1908, when the branch
line to Bere Alston was completed by construction of the Viaduct at Calstock (q.v.).
Sources: Tamar Valley Project. Barton, D.B.: Mines and Mineral Railways of East
Cornwall and West Devon 1964.

Listing NGR: SX4369968622

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