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National Coal Board Workshops: MacHine Shop and Surface Locomotive Shop, Houghton le Spring

Description: National Coal Board Workshops: MacHine Shop and Surface Locomotive Shop

Grade: II
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

Location: Freezemoor Road, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland DH4 4UQ

Locality: Houghton le Spring
County: Sunderland
Country: England
Postcode: DH4 4UQ

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Listing Text

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

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Source: English Heritage

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