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Fortescue's Shaft, North Engine House, on Site of Grenville United North Mine

A Grade II Listed Building in Camborne, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.204 / 50°12'14"N

Longitude: -5.2695 / 5°16'10"W

OS Eastings: 166787

OS Northings: 38894

OS Grid: SW667388

Mapcode National: GBR Z0.TBTM

Mapcode Global: VH12Q.M42F

Entry Name: Fortescue's Shaft, North Engine House, on Site of Grenville United North Mine

Listing Date: 16 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159809

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66612

Location: Camborne, Cornwall, TR14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Camborne

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Treslothan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

CAMBORNE NEWTON MOOR
SW 63 NE
8/66 Fortescue's Shaft,
North Engine House, on site of
16.3.87 Grenville United North Mine
GV II

Pump engine house to former tin mine, now derelict. Probably late C19.
Large granite rubble brought to courses, with quoins, bob wall of granite
blocks, window arches of yellow brick, brick upper stage to chimney; now
roofless. Rectangular plan on north-south axis, with bob wall to south and
circular chimney attached at north-east corner. Large building with 3
stages over a high plinth; narrow segmental-headed driver's window in bob
wall, large round-headed cylinder door in rear wall, narrow square headed
doorway in west side close to bob wall, various smaller windows in both
side, mostly round-headed, and some tie-plates; tapered cylindrical chimney
with arched opening on the west side of the base, no cornice at the
junction with the brick stage, which is damaged at the top. Functional
partner to winding engine house approx. 50 metres to the south (q.v.),
forming an impressive group. History: one of a series of mines exploiting
the Great Flat Lode. Ancient Monument No.873.


Listing NGR: SW6678738894

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