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West Rosedown Mine Pair of Engine Houses and 3 Chimneys at Sx 277 717

A Grade II Listed Building in Linkinhorne, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.5195 / 50°31'10"N

Longitude: -4.4312 / 4°25'52"W

OS Eastings: 227750

OS Northings: 71677

OS Grid: SX277716

Mapcode National: GBR NH.JMLY

Mapcode Global: FRA 17LP.KHH

Entry Name: West Rosedown Mine Pair of Engine Houses and 3 Chimneys at Sx 277 717

Listing Date: 5 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1329194

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62168

Location: Linkinhorne, Cornwall, PL14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Linkinhorne

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Linkinhorne

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 27 SE
6/31 West Rosedown Mine pair of engine
- houses and 3 chimneys at SX 277 717
Pair of engine houses and 3 chimneys. Circa 1870. Slatestone rubble with brick
Plan: Engine house to north with chimney to south west; engine house to south with
chimney to south west. One further chimney about midway between the two engine
Northern engine house in slatestone rubble on granite plinth with granite quoins;
gable end to front and rear with a chimney about 20 metres from the rear gable end.
The chimney is circular, tapered, with the remains of a further rectangular building
attached to east. The front a gable end has a round-arched bob opening with granite
voussoirs. Right side has window opening with granite jambs and voussoirs. Rear
gable end has wide round arch at ground floor with granite voussoirs and 2 window
openings above the flat granite lintels.
Southern engine house has gable end front to north; bob opening with flat timber
lintel; to the front 3 granite walls forming 2 trenches. The rear gable end has
window opening at all 3 levels. Left side has door at ground floor and window above.
Right side also has door, wall partially collapsed. The chimney is about 10 metres
to south west, circular, tapered, with brick top.
West Rosedown Mine was owned and worked by the Marke Valley adventurers from 1858
onwards. This sett had originally been worked as part of the old Wheal Jenkin in the
1830s by Cornwall Great United. At West Rosedown hopes were entertained of finding
tin in depth and a 60 inch engine was erected in 1862 to sink the mine. Production
declined and in 1883 it was decided to sell off all the underground and surface
machinery on the old copper part of the sett.
Sources: Barton, D.B.: A Historical Survey of the Mines and Mineral Railways of East
Cornwall and West Devon 1964.

Listing NGR: SX2775071677

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