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Latitude: 54.8832 / 54°52'59"N
Longitude: -1.6589 / 1°39'32"W
OS Eastings: 421980
OS Northings: 554327
OS Grid: NZ219543
Mapcode National: GBR JCVZ.N9
Mapcode Global: WHC43.HJ89
Entry Name: Winding Engine House and Boiler House at the Colliery
Listing Date: 11 December 1970
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1120965
English Heritage Legacy ID: 109405
Location: Urpeth, County Durham, DH9
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Urpeth
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: West Pelton
Church of England Diocese: Durham
URPETH BEAMISH OPEN-AIR MUSEUM
NZ 25 SW 219543
3/61 Winding engine house and
boiler house at The Colliery
Winding engine house and boiler house. Previously listed at Chophill, Beamish
Colliery (2nd. Pit). Built 1855, moved and rebuilt at Beamish Open Air Museum
in 1974. Coursed stone with squared stone and brick dressings; Welsh slate roofs.
Tall, rectangular-plan, gable-fronted engine house. Flush quoins. Scattered
openings; some under segmental relieving arches of brick. 2 wood corbels set
high on front supported an A-frame wooden headstock (headstock dismantled at
time of survey and to be replaced). Low-pitched roof with coped gables.
Single-storey boiler house on rear has later external brick stairway on left
return; several 8-pane fixed lights and a boarded door; roof hipped at rear.
The engine house is the only surviving example in the County of a type once
common in the Northern coalfield. ,
(F. Atkinson, Industrial Archaeology in the North-East of England, 1974).
Listing NGR: NZ2198054327
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