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Winding Engine House and Boiler House at the Colliery

A Grade II Listed Building in Urpeth, County Durham

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text

URPETH BEAMISH OPEN-AIR MUSEUM
NZ 25 SW 219543
3/61 Winding engine house and
boiler house at The Colliery
11.12.70
II

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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