Description: Former Hydraulic Power House
Date Listed: 30 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 273059
OS Grid Reference: SK2487024224
OS Grid Coordinates: 424870, 324224
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8150, -1.6324
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5369 (South side)
SK 2424 SE SP/754 power house
Hydraulic power house. Late C19. Red brick with slate roof. Single storey with
central accumulator tower having 3 recessed panels, each with a boarded segmental-headed
opening. 3 windows to right; 2 windows (one blocked to left). Ridge ventilator to
right. Lower 3 window range with central stack to left. Right gable end has inserted
C20 door with roller shutter cutting through two windows; 3 windows in left gable end.
This hydraulic power house complete with its engine rooms and characteristic accumulator
tower would have provided power for elevators etc in the nearby LMS grain store (q.v)
and for capstans in the extehsive Wetmore sidings where the brewery companies private
networks for the most part connected with the main line.
Listing NGR: SK2487024224
Source: English Heritage
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