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Compressor House and Attached Chimney at Ngr Sj 3746 0213, Worthen with Shelve

Description: Compressor House and Attached Chimney at Ngr Sj 3746 0213

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 257486

OS Grid Reference: SJ3747302135
OS Grid Coordinates: 337473, 302135
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6134, -2.9249

Location: Shop Lane, Worthen, Shropshire SY5 0NS

Locality: Worthen with Shelve
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 0NS

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Listing Text

SJ 3746 0213

6/155 Compressor House
- and atttached chimney
at N.G.R. SJ 3746


Compressor house and attached chimney. Dated 1881 (datestone to front
gable and in yellow brick to chimney). Regularly coursed limestone
rubble with red brick dressings; gable front roof with cladding (slates)
removed but retaining purlins and rafters, fretted bargeboards. Rectangular
plan. 2 levels; 2 round-arched windows to front gable on first floor
and blocked doorway with stone lintel to centre on ground floor; external
staircase to right side (far end) has cast-iron balustrade to top and
leads to blocked doorway with stone lintel. Chimney: attached to left
side, engineering brick on rubble base; square section tapering to top
which has toothed capping. Interior: first floor removed but stone
supports for compressor remain; king-post roof in 5 bays. The compressor
house originally contained 2 Siemens and Edwards compressors which provided
compressed air for rock drills and winches underground. F. Brook and
M. Allbutt, The Shropshire Lead Mines (1973) p.67.

Listing NGR: SJ3747302135

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Source: English Heritage

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