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Great Wheal Prosper China Clay Works

A Grade II Listed Building in Roche, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4022 / 50°24'7"N

Longitude: -4.8131 / 4°48'47"W

OS Eastings: 200183

OS Northings: 59596

OS Grid: SX001595

Mapcode National: GBR ZV.VR22

Mapcode Global: FRA 07TZ.LQ3

Entry Name: Great Wheal Prosper China Clay Works

Listing Date: 28 August 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1158679

English Heritage Legacy ID: 70958

Location: Roche, Cornwall, PL26

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Roche

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Roche

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

ROCHE
SW 05 NW
6/206 Great lineal Prosper China Clay
- Works
II

China clay works. Late C19. Granite rubble and brick. The dry has slate roof with
gable ends. Long rectangular china clay dry with chimney at the west end. There are
the remains of the tanks to the south, and a railway branch line along the north
side, formerly used for transporting the china clay.
The dry is a long rectangular building, single storey, standing on a granite plinth,
open-fronted, with C20 doors along the front. The chimney is at the west gable end,
circular, about 4 metres diameter at the base. It is in granite rubble, tapered,
with cast iron banding; the upper stage is in brick with cornice.
To the south side, there are the remains of the tanks; these have granite rubble
walls about 2 metres high, these to the east end still in use. There is a 2-storey
C20 building between the eastern tanks and the dry.
Along the north side of the dry, the remains of the railway track; this branch line
would also have served the Carbis Brick and Tile Works adjacent to the west (q.v.).
Sources: Cornwall Committee for Archaeology.


Listing NGR: SX0018359596

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