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Eastern Winding House and Shaft Head Building (Winder and Shaft No 1), Ashington

Description: Eastern Winding House and Shaft Head Building (Winder and Shaft No 1)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 235914

OS Grid Reference: NZ2893588429
OS Grid Coordinates: 428935, 588429
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1893, -1.5471

Location: Wansbeck, Northumberland NE63 9YG

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

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Listing Text

NZ 28 NE
2/43 Eastern winding
house and shaft
22/5/86 head building
(Winder and Shaft
No. 1)

Winding house and shaft head gear, c.1894 with later alterations. Yellow
Ashington brick with gauged arches to doors and windows. Roof of late C20
synthetic sheeting; shaft head gear cast iron with brick casing heightened
in red brick. Rectangular 3-storey winding house with shaft to south. 3-bay
side walls and 2-bay rear of winding house have bays defined by pilasters
rising to stepped-and-cogged eaves cornice and large round-arched windows
holding metal-framed casements; central window on east replaced by late C20
double doors onto platform. Round-arched doorways and windows to lower floors,
and arched doorway onto walkway from upper floor to cage. Hipped roof with
flat-topped dormer and half dormer for winding cables, and raised louvre on

Shaft head gear has skeletal frame partly encased in rectangular structure
with 4 round-arched openings on east.

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

Superstructure of shaft head building and lower flat-roofed additions to west
and south are not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NZ2893588429

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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