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Description: The Winding House, Near Naishcombe House, Wick Quarry
Date Listed: 14 September 2004
Building ID: 1425244
OS Grid Reference: ST7070273223
OS Grid Coordinates: 370702, 173223
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4572, -2.4231
WICK AND ABSON WICK, The Winding House, nr Naishcombe House, Wick Quarry
Winding house at ochre works. Circa 1895. Stone rubble. Corrugated-iron sheet roof with gabled ends. Small single storey square building with battered stone side walls supporting a gable-ended roof, open at north end and with double doors at south end. INTERIOR: The side walls support a winding drum inside, constructed of iron and timber and has a brake on the side. NOTE: Wick Ochre Works were established here in about 1895 by Burgess and Co. This winding house is all that remains of the works and stands at the top of a dramway connecting the quarries to the processing works in the valley below. The winding house is a rare survival of a component building associated with the pigment industry.
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