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Latitude: 52.5867 / 52°35'12"N
Longitude: -2.1183 / 2°7'5"W
OS Eastings: 392079
OS Northings: 298774
OS Grid: SO920987
Mapcode National: GBR 1GK.F3
Mapcode Global: WHBFZ.F7HS
Entry Name: Hydraulic Engine House
Listing Date: 21 August 2002
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031896
English Heritage Legacy ID: 489790
Location: Wolverhampton, WV1
County: City of Wolverhampton
Local Authority Ward: Heath Town
Built-Up Area: Wolverhampton
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands
Church of England Parish: Central Wolverhampton
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
CORN HILL (North side),
Hydraulic Engine House
Hydraulic engine house. c1890, built as part of the London and North Western Railway Company's Wolverhampton High Level development. Flemish Stretcher bond; double-gabled Welsh slate roof with rooflights. Square plan, in two bays, with boiler and engine house in each bay; hydraulic accumulator was located next to the engine house, to the east elevation (north end). Single storey. All elevations each have two recessed panels, the side elevations having dog-tooth cornices in blue brick. West elevation, facing The Old Steam Mill (grade II), has semi-circular arches to double-leaf plank doors. North elevation has two similar arches cast-iron multi-panelled windows, with centre hung top radial lights. Infilled window to south elevation. Two segmental-arched openings to former boilers in east elevation.
INTERIOR has iron roof trusses.
HISTORY: An integral functional part of a very fine grouping of industrial structures around Corn Hill. The interior housed two boilers and a cylinder steam engine, the hydraulic power thus produced (as water pressure) powering the cranes and ramps in the nearby Mill Street Goods Depot (listed grade II).
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