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The Engine House, Pontesbury

Description: The Engine House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 259534

OS Grid Reference: SJ4097406682
OS Grid Coordinates: 340974, 306682
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6546, -2.8740

Location: A488, Pontesbury, Shropshire SY5 0UQ

Locality: Pontesbury
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 0UQ

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Listing Text


4/230 No.2, The Engine House
- II

Engine house, now house. Circa 1790 with later additions and alterations.
Uncoursed limestone rubble with reddish-brown brick patching, plain tile
roof. Square-plan. 3 levels; late C20 casements to first and third
levels, former with mid-C19 segmental head and latter in round-arched
recess. Interior: no machinery survives but in its working days it
housed a Newcomen engine, said to be one of only 2 in the county. Coal
mining ceased here in 1820s and the building was then converted to domestic
use, the former boiler house to west becoming a blacksmith's shop; this
and another outbuilding to east were demolished in 1979 when renovation
took place and single-storey additions (not included) were made to either

Listing NGR: SJ4097406682

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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