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Astley Green Mining Museum Winding House, Astley

Description: Astley Green Mining Museum Winding House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 213520

OS Grid Reference: SJ7046099926
OS Grid Coordinates: 370460, 399926
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4952, -2.4467

Location: 3 Boatmans Row, Pemberton, Wigan M29 7HZ

Locality: Astley
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: M29 7HZ

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Listing Text

SJ 79 NW
(east side)
7/51 Astley Green
Mining Museum
winding house
Pit-head winding house, now museum. Brick with slate roof. 7
x 3 bays. Each bay has a round-arched window with iron
glazing bars within a recessed panel. Decorative brick eaves
band. Roundel panel in each gable. Doors in central bay on
east side and C20 patent glazing windows to the south
through which the drive ropes originally ran. Glazed tiles
and quarry-tile floor inside. The twin tandem compound steam
engine is the largest of its kind in Lancashire. It turned a
bi-cylindro conical winding drum. The machinery is virtually
complete and incorporates minor alterations of various dates
to comply with statutory safety requirements including a
brake engine.

Listing NGR: SJ7046199974

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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