Description: National Coal Board Workshops: MacHine Shop and Surface Locomotive Shop
Date Listed: 15 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303216
OS Grid Reference: NZ3363652539
OS Grid Coordinates: 433636, 552539
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8665, -1.4774
NZ35SW HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING PHILADELPHIA LANE (east side)
4/60 (Inset) Philadelphia.
N.C.B. Workshops : machine shop
and surface locomotive shop.
Workshops. Dated 1882, for Lambton Colliery Company. Some alterations. Brick
with quoins, Welsh slate roof with stone copings, roll-moulded at apex, and
curved kneelers. Double span, one tall storey. 4-window end. 2 builds of 9
and 4 bays. West end : 2 brick-panelled gabled bays hold 2 sliding vehicle
doors (one modern) and double door under round gauged brick arch between.
Similar arches to 4 tall fixed windows, with glazing bars and pivoted lights,
above. Clock face central at left and flagpole at right. Datestone between
gables. Similar windows on return; second build with upper row. Hexagonal
roof vent has louvred elliptical-headed openings and ogee lead cupola with
ball and spear finial. Interior : fish-bellied crane in northern block;
balcony at east end.
Listing NGR: NZ3363652539
Source: English Heritage
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