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Winding Engine House and Boiler House at the Colliery, Urpeth

Description: Winding Engine House and Boiler House at the Colliery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 December 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 109405

OS Grid Reference: NZ2198054327
OS Grid Coordinates: 421980, 554327
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8832, -1.6589

Location: Francis Street, Urpeth, Durham DH9 0RG

Locality: Urpeth
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH9 0RG

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Listing Text

NZ 25 SW 219543
3/61 Winding engine house and
boiler house at The Colliery

Winding engine house and boiler house. Previously listed at Chophill, Beamish
Colliery (2nd. Pit). Built 1855, moved and rebuilt at Beamish Open Air Museum
in 1974. Coursed stone with squared stone and brick dressings; Welsh slate roofs.

Tall, rectangular-plan, gable-fronted engine house. Flush quoins. Scattered
openings; some under segmental relieving arches of brick. 2 wood corbels set
high on front supported an A-frame wooden headstock (headstock dismantled at
time of survey and to be replaced). Low-pitched roof with coped gables.

Single-storey boiler house on rear has later external brick stairway on left
return; several 8-pane fixed lights and a boarded door; roof hipped at rear.

The engine house is the only surviving example in the County of a type once
common in the Northern coalfield. ,

(F. Atkinson, Industrial Archaeology in the North-East of England, 1974).

Listing NGR: NZ2198054327

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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