My List of Mine Engine Houses

So, I thought it would be a cool idea to make a list of dates that engine houses were built, significant changes to a mine, and other interesting bits and pieces that happened over the years. I’m not entirely sure what I’ll include so far, but I’ll add more dates every time I complete a mining entry on the blog. We’ll see how this goes!
If I find a engine house record that goes something like “had a such and such engine by this date” with no definitive build date I’ll stick a ‘?’ in front of the date, and I’ll do the same if it’s the first time the engine is mentioned in text, like a sale date.

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Magor’s pumping engine house, Unity Wood

1750-1800

1741 – two Newcomen engines – POLDICE
1758 – unknown steam engine – TRESAVEAN
1766 – Hornblower engine – TRESAVEAN
1777 – two Newcomen engines – POLDICE
1779 – 30-inch pumping engine – TRESAVEAN
1780 – 63-inch pumping engine – POLDICE
1782 – 63-inch pumping engine – POLDICE
1785 – 63-inch pumping engine – POLDICE
1787 – 58-inch double acting engine on Oppy’s shaft – POLDICE
1791 – 21/27-inch compound engine – TINCROFT
1793 – 30/60-inch compound engine – TRESAVEAN
1793 – 60-inch engine – TRESAVEAN 
1793 – 45-inch pumping engine – TINCROFT

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Pascoe’s whim, South Wheal Frances

1801-1820

1814 – 48-inch pumping engine – TINCROFT
?1819 – ?24-inch pumping engine – Wheal Henry
?1819 – 16-inch stamps and steam whim – TINCROFT
1820 – 66-inch pumping engine – TINCROFT

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Wheal Basset stamps

1821-1840

?1820’s – 24-inch pumping engine – BELONOWE MINE
1821 – 90-inch engine house built on Bissa Pool Shaft – POLDICE
1824 – 24-inch engine house – CARNON MINE
1825 – 30-inch pumping engine – TREVOOLE MINE
1825 – 18-inch whim on Martin’s shaft – TINCROFT
1826 – unknown size whim – CUSVEY MINE
1826 – 70-inch pumping engine on Shear’s shaft – CUSVEY MINE
?1827 – 58-inch pumping engine – POLGINE MINE
?1828 – 26-inch pumping engine sold – GREAT WHEAL CHARLOTTE
?1828 – 60-inch pumping engine on Engine shaft – GREAT WHEAL CHARLOTTE
?1830’s – 36-inch pumping engine on Engine shaft – NEWTON MOOR MINE
?1830’s – 56-inch pumping engine – TINCROFT
?1830’s – 36-inch stamps –TINCROFT
1832 – 24-inch whim on Old Sump – TINCROFT
1834 – unknown size pumping engine on Old Engine shaft – TREWEVAS
1834 – 60-inch pumping engine – TRESAVEAN
1834 – 63-inch pumping engine – TRESAVEAN
1834 – 3x 20-inch whim engines – TRESAVEAN
1835 – 20-inch whim on North shaft – TINCROFT
1835 – 36-inch pumping engine – WHEAL HASTE
1838 – 45-inch pumping engine on New Engine shaft – TREWEVAS
1839 – 26-inch engine – TREVOOLE MINE
1839 – 80-inch pumping engine – TRESAVEAN

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Taylor’s pumping engine house, Consols

1841-1860

1840 – 85-inch pumping engine on Harvey’s shaft – TRESAVEAN
1840 – pumping engine on Martin’s East – TINCROFT
1843- whim – POLDICE
1845 – opened – WHEAL GRENVILLE
?1850 – 36-inch engine on Pryce’s shaft – GREAT CONDURROW MINE
?1853 – 40-inch pumping engine – WHEAL ENYS
?1853 – 30-inch stamps engine – WHEAL ENYS
?1853 – whim – WHEAL ENYS
1854 – Thomas’ 60-inch pumping engine – WEST WHEAL BASSET MINE
1855 – 60-inch pumping engine – WENDRON CONSOLS
1856 – 85-inch pumping engine – WHEAL BUSY
1856 – 60-inch pumping engine – TREVOOLE MINE
1856 – whim engine – TREVOOLE MINE
1857 – pumping engine – WHEAL GLYNN
1859 – man engine on Dunkin’s shaft – OLD COOKS KITCHEN
?1860 – 30-inch pumping engine sold and demolished – WHEAL ENYS
?1860 – 24-inch stamps engine – WHEAL ENYS
1860 – 30-inch pumping engine on Engine shaft – WHEAL PROSPER
1860 – 60-inch pumping engine on Engine shaft – NEWTON MOOR MINE/ WHEAL GRENVILLE
1860 – pumping engine on Baldee’s lode – WENDRON CONSOLS
?1860 – 22-inch whim – WENDRON CONSOLS

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Mount Wellington tailings dam

1861-1870

?1860’s – 30-inch pumping engine – BELONOWE MINE/ WHEAL GRENVILLE
?1863 – 21-inch whim on Pryce’s shaft – GREAT CONDURROW MINE
1863 – 26-inch man engine – TINCROFT
?1864 – 24-inch whim – WENDRON CONSOLS
?1864 – 60-inch pumping engine – BASSET AND GRYLLS
?1864 – 24-inch whim – BASSET AND GRYLLS
?1864 – 32-inch pump and stamps – BASSET AND GRYLLS
1865 – 56-inch pumping engine – TINCROFT
1865 – ?36-inch pumping engine – TINCROFT
1865 – man engine on Paynter’s shaft – POLDICE
1865 – 26-inch whim on Chapple’s shaft – OLD COOKS KITCHEN
1866 – 70-inch pumping engine – WHEAL ELLEN
1866 – 50-inch engine on Baronet’s Engine shaft – PENNANCE CONSOLS
?1867 – 70-inch pumping engine – WENDRON CONSOLS
?1867 – 18-inch whim – WENDRON CONSOLS
1868 – 25-inch whim engine on Engine shaft – SOUTH CONDURROW
1869 – abandoned – BELONOWE/SOUTH WHEAL GRENVILLE
1869 – 60-inch pumping engine – BLUE HILLS
1869 – 36-inch pumping engine – CHARLOTTE UNITED
1869-70 – 70-inch pumping engine on Hind’s shaft – WHEAL UNY
1869 – unknown size stamps engine – SOUTH CONDURROW

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Towanroath pumping engine, Wheal Coates

1871-1880

1872 – pumping engine on Towanroath shaft – WHEAL COATES
1872 – Stamps and whim engine on Towanroath shaft – WHEAL COATES
1872 – 70-inch pumping engine on Sir Frederick’s shaft – WHEAL PEEVOR
1872 – 22-inch whim on Sir Frederick’s shaft – WHEAL PEEVOR
1872 – 76-inch engine on Black Dog shaft – WHEAL BUSY
1872 – 80-inch pumping engine – TRESAVEAN
1872 – 60-inch pumping engine – BASSET AND GRYLLS
1873 – 85-inch pumping engine – POLDICE
1874 – stamps engine – TINCROFT
1875 – 40-inch stamps engine – WEST WHEAL BASSET MINE
1876 – 32-inch stamps – WHEAL PEEVOR
1877-78 – 80-inch pumping engine on Goold’s shaft – WHEAL GRENVILLE
1879 – 30-inch whim and stamps on Pascoe’s shaft – SOUTH WHEAL FRANCES
1880 – whim engine on Towanroath shaft – WHEAL COATES
1880 – 30-inch whim on Daubuz shaft – SOUTH WHEAL FRANCES
1880- 26-inch whim on Hind’s shaft – WHEAL UNY

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Hind’s pumping engine, Wheal Uny

1881-1900

1881 – 60-inch pumping engine on Marshall’s shaft – SOUTH CONDURROW
1881 – 85-inch pumping engine on Harvey’s shaft – TRESAVEAN
1883 – 24-inch whim on Harvey’s shaft – TRESAVEAN
1883 – 24-inch whim on Old East shaft – TRESAVEAN
1886 – 26-inch whim engine on Marshall’s shaft – SOUTH CONDURROW
1887 – 80-inch pumping engine on Pascoe’s shaft – SOUTH WHEAL FRANCES
1888 – 70-inch pumping engine – TREVOOLE MINE
1888 – 23-inch whim – TREVOOLE MINE
1890 – 70-inch pumping engine on Old Sump – TINCROFT
1891 – 36-inch stamps engine – WHEAL GRENVILLE
1891 – closed – TREVOOLE MINE
1891 – compressor house – TINCROFT
1892 – 90-inch pumping engine on Fortescue’s shaft – WHEAL GRENVILLE
1892 – 28-inch whim on Fortescue’s shaft – WHEAL GRENVILLE
?1895 – 80-inch pumping engine on Marriot’s shaft destroyed in fire – SOUTH WHEAL FRANCES

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Magor’s whim, Unity Wood

1901-1920

1901 – whim – WHEAL FRIENDLY
1902 – 60-inch pumping engine – WHEAL FRIENDLY
1906 – 80-inch pumping engine on Woolf’s shaft – GREAT CONDURROW MINE
1906 – steam capstan and crusher – SOUTH WHEAL FRANCES
1920 – closed – WHEAL GRENVILLE
1928 – closed – TRESAVEAN