British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Western Winding House and Shaft Head Gear (Winder and Shaft No 1), Ashington

Description: Western Winding House and Shaft Head Gear (Winder and Shaft No 1)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 235913

OS Grid Reference: NZ2888588426
OS Grid Coordinates: 428885, 588426
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1893, -1.5478

Location: A197, Wansbeck, Northumberland NE63 9YG

Locality: Ashington
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE63 9YG

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

NZ 28 NE
Western winding
2/42 house and shaft
head gear (Winder
22/5/86 and Shaft No. 1)

Winding house and shaft head gear, c.1894 with early C20 extension. Yellow
Ashingtonbrick with gauged arches to doors and windows; Welsh slate roof;
shaft head gear cast iron. Rectangular 3-storey winding house with single-
storey extension to west and shaft on south. 3-bay side walls and 2-bay rear
have bays defined by pilasters rising to stepped-and-cogged eaves cornice, and
large round-arched windows holding metal-framed casements; one rear window
replaced by later doorway to external platform. Round-arched doorways and
windows to lower floors, and arched doorway onto walkway from upper floor to
cage. Hipped roof with gabled wooden dormer for winding ropes and raised louvre
on ridge. Extension has blocked arch on south and 4-bay west wall with detail
and fenestration as winding house, with some later openings inserted beneath
sill level; hipped roof.

Shaft head gear has skeletal frame with partial later boxing-in of corrugated

Sinking of shafts commenced 1894; first coal produced Feb. 13, 1901. Steam
engine replaced by electric winder in 1975. 2 compressors in basement.

Listing NGR: NZ2888588426

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.