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Description: Former Engine House at Engine Pond
Date Listed: 6 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 235414
OS Grid Reference: SP8560059472
OS Grid Coordinates: 485600, 259472
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2268, -0.7482
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12/14 Former Engine House at Engine
Engine house. Dated 1737 with C19 alterations. Banded ironstone and limestone
ashlar to front, hipped pantile roof, brick lateral stack. One-unit plan.
1-storey, 2-window range. Door to left of centre with wood lintel extending over
window to right. Signs of other blocked window or door. Pair of horizontal oval
windows below eaves to left and right of central datestone; both windows now
blocked. Overhanging eaves. The building is approached from path along dam of
Engine Pond and faces the water. Pump Room at basement level. No machinery
appears to have survived. It formerly housed the pump and ram supplying water to
Castle Ashby (q.v.) and was approached by an avenue aligned on west front of
house, portions of which still survive. Engine house and avenue appear on an
estate map dated 1760.
(Castle Ashby Archives)
Listing NGR: SP8560059472
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Source: English Heritage
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