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Latitude: 55.7295 / 55°43'46"N
Longitude: -1.9856 / 1°59'8"W
OS Eastings: 401001
OS Northings: 648457
OS Grid: NU010484
Mapcode National: GBR G2K5.XY
Mapcode Global: WH9YR.G8P0
Entry Name: Pumping Engine House at Scremerston Old Mine
Listing Date: 18 August 1975
Last Amended: 11 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1154687
English Heritage Legacy ID: 237903
Location: Ancroft, Northumberland, TD15
Civil Parish: Ancroft
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Scremerston St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
Pumping-engine house at coal mine. 1840.
Pumping-engine house at coal mine. 1840 for the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital.
Rock-faced stone with iron water tank. 3 storeys with cast-iron water-tank on top,
2 bays. Round-headed windows now boarded up. The heavily buttressed north elevation has a round headed doorway at ground floor level with a partly-blocked round-headed opening above for the beam of the engine.
Between 2nd-floor windows an inscription in raised stone surround with cornice
ERECTED AD MDCCCXL
BY THE COMMISSIONERS
OF GREENWICH HOSPITAL
JOHN GREY ESQ. RECEIVER
MESSRS JOHNSON & CARRS
THOMAS FORSTER ESQ.
VIEWER & ENGINEER
MR. W. ELLIOT,TWEEDMOUTH
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/06/2014
Formerly listed as Water tower at Scremerston Old Mine.
Previously listed as Scremerston Old Mine.
The Jack Tar pit at Scremerston Colliery (originally known as Greenwich Colliery) was sunk in 1840. In 1873 it was being worked by the Scremerston and Shoreswood Coal Co. (previously Messrs Johnson and Carr) but closed in 1878. It was re-opened in 1913 but it does not appear that any coal was produced.
Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.
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