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Engine House to Former Lead Mine, Blanchland

Description: Engine House to Former Lead Mine

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 240392

OS Grid Reference: NY9594551068
OS Grid Coordinates: 395945, 551068
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8544, -2.0647

Location: Blanchland, Northumberland DH8 9SX

Locality: Blanchland
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: DH8 9SX

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Listing Text

NY 95 SE NY 95945106
15/25 Engine house to
former leasd mine


Engine house of Cornish type, early C19. South face tooled-and-margined stone,
remainder coursed rubble with tooled-and-margined quoins and dressings. Tower-
like square structure of 3 stages divided by chamfered set-backs. South face
has tall round-headed arch and remains of larger opening with later blocking
above. Several square-headed openings on west, square-headed doorway on west
and window in gable. Attached building on east largely fallen except for tall
square chimney, a stepped 6-stage stack.
The engine,pumping water from Shildon lead mine is known to have been working
by 1840; later in the C19 it became disused and the engine house was modified
to house several families. Now locally known as 'Shildon Castle'.

Listing NGR: NY9594551068

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Source: English Heritage

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