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Compressor House and Attached Chimney at Ngr Sj 3746 0213

A Grade II Listed Building in Worthen with Shelve, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6134 / 52°36'48"N

Longitude: -2.9249 / 2°55'29"W

OS Eastings: 337473

OS Northings: 302136

OS Grid: SJ374021

Mapcode National: GBR B9.8GKV

Mapcode Global: WH8C4.1KHW

Entry Name: Compressor House and Attached Chimney at Ngr Sj 3746 0213

Listing Date: 14 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055012

English Heritage Legacy ID: 257486

Location: Worthen with Shelve, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Worthen with Shelve

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Hope

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

WORTHEN C.P. SNAILBEACH LEAD
SJ 30 SE MINE
SJ 3746 0213

6/155 Compressor House
- and atttached chimney
at N.G.R. SJ 3746
0213

GV II


Compressor house and attached chimney. Dated 1881 (datestone to front
gable and in yellow brick to chimney). Regularly coursed limestone
rubble with red brick dressings; gable front roof with cladding (slates)
removed but retaining purlins and rafters, fretted bargeboards. Rectangular
plan. 2 levels; 2 round-arched windows to front gable on first floor
and blocked doorway with stone lintel to centre on ground floor; external
staircase to right side (far end) has cast-iron balustrade to top and
leads to blocked doorway with stone lintel. Chimney: attached to left
side, engineering brick on rubble base; square section tapering to top
which has toothed capping. Interior: first floor removed but stone
supports for compressor remain; king-post roof in 5 bays. The compressor
house originally contained 2 Siemens and Edwards compressors which provided
compressed air for rock drills and winches underground. F. Brook and
M. Allbutt, The Shropshire Lead Mines (1973) p.67.


Listing NGR: SJ3747302135

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