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Engine House at SW613310 Polrose Mines

A Grade II Listed Building in Breage, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.131 / 50°7'51"N

Longitude: -5.341 / 5°20'27"W

OS Eastings: 161327

OS Northings: 31007

OS Grid: SW613310

Mapcode National: GBR FX6B.DBP

Mapcode Global: VH12W.CYTY

Plus Code: 9C2P4MJ5+CJ

Entry Name: Engine House at SW613310 Polrose Mines

Listing Date: 26 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1328331

English Heritage Legacy ID: 65707

ID on this website: 101328331

Location: Godolphin Cross, Cornwall, TR13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Breage

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Breage with Godolphin and Ashton

Church of England Diocese: Truro

Tagged with: Chimney

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4/13 Engine house at SW613310
Polrose Mines


Disused beam engine house. Circa 1873. Granite rubble walls with dressed granite quoins; coursed dressed granite to bob wall, round-headed brick arches and some wooden lintels; round granite rubble chimney clasping north-east corner with moulded brick cornice/collar and tapered brick shaft with traces of cornice over.
Plan: rectangular single cell house originally with 3 floors round chimney at north east corner; lower bob wall to south. North wall has large ground floor opening (boiler doorway) with small opening over, both round headed; gable above fallen, chimney adjoining at left with small flue opening at the bottom. South (bob) wall has large round-headed opening (plug doorway); the east and west
walls each have 2 principal window openings irregularly disposed, all with round-
headed brick arches except for the lintelled opening to the ground floor of the west wall.
There are possibly remains of associated structures in the overgrown land adjoining,
Except for the fallen north gable, the masonry of this engine house is virtually
complete and the building stands in unspoiled open farmland.
This engine house had a 40 inch cylinder pumping engine. When reworking started in 1880, the engine was still there (along with 2 others) and it apparently worked until abandonment in 1884.
Source: Kenneth Brown, council member of the Trevithick Society.

Listing NGR: SW6132731007

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