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National Coal Board Central Garage, Houghton le Spring

Description: National Coal Board Central Garage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 303226

OS Grid Reference: NZ3346752022
OS Grid Coordinates: 433467, 552022
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8619, -1.4801

Location: Philadelphia Lane, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland DH4 4TG

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

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Listing Text

4/70 Philadelphia.

N.C.B. Central Garage.


Power station, now workshops. Circa 1906 for Durham Collieries Power Company.
Yellow brick with red brick dressings; roofing felt. Basement and one high
storey; 9 bays x 3. Gable to street : basement in mound; 3 brick panels,
containing tall round-headed metal windows with pivoting lights flanking
blocked-in vehicle entrance under blocked-in window; 4-keystoned ox-eye window
over; gable peak contains group of 7 panels. Left return has vehicle entrance
doors to basement; no windows; 18 corbels at original eaves level and dentilled
eaves. Interior : cast iron balcony along south side with cast iron staircases
to ground and basement. Historical note : incorporated into NESCO system by
1911. Source, S. M. Linsley "Industrial Archaeology of Electricity around
Tyne and Wear' in proceedings of the Fourth Institution of Electrical Engineers'
Meeting on the History of Electrical Engineering, Durham 1976, pp,ll-18.

Listing NGR: NZ3346752022

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Source: English Heritage

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