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Engine House, Coventry

Description: Engine House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 308617

OS Grid Reference: SP3620784618
OS Grid Coordinates: 436207, 284618
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4583, -1.4686

Location: Waterside, Warwickshire CV6 6QW

Locality: Coventry
Local Authority: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV6 6QW

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Listing Text

SP38SE (North-west side)
Hawkesbury Junction
8/75 Engine House

Canal engine house. c.1837. Possibly by John Sinclair, engineer to the Coventry
Canal Company. English bond blue brick with dentil cornice. Late C20 plain-tile
shallow-hipped roof. 3 storeys; 2-window range to canal. Right bay projects very
slightly, but cornice is unbroken. Round-arched openings throughout. Windows are
all-blocked, mostly late C20, except for right bay on top floor. Return sides
have blocked top-floor windows. Left return side has doorway. Right return side
has large blocked opening, Tall tapering octagonal chimney attached to rear
corner has moulded brick cornice. To rear are fragments of a single-storey range
demolished late C20. The building formerly housed a Newcomen pumping engine used
to maintain the canal level.
(Bouches, C.T.G.: Trans. of the Newcomer Society: Vol XXXV, 1962-63, pp59-66)

Listing NGR: SP3620784618

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Source: English Heritage

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