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Burrow Farm Engine House and Remains of Drying Shed About 10 Metres to West

A Grade II Listed Building in Brompton Regis, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1013 / 51°6'4"N

Longitude: -3.4173 / 3°25'2"W

OS Eastings: 300864

OS Northings: 134515

OS Grid: ST008345

Mapcode National: GBR LM.BS38

Mapcode Global: VH6H0.QL92

Entry Name: Burrow Farm Engine House and Remains of Drying Shed About 10 Metres to West

Listing Date: 11 June 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1345418

English Heritage Legacy ID: 265597

Location: Brompton Regis, West Somerset, Somerset, TA23

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Brompton Regis

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


5/11 Burrow Farm Engine house and
remains of drying shed about 10 m
to west

- II

Remains of mine engine house and shed. 1880, erected by Henry Skewis, mines captain. Flat bedded local stone, brick cap
to chimney. Plan: rectangular engine house for rotary beam engine, with chimney in north-east corner and detached shed
for drying miners' clothing. Two storeys, ruin and roofless, east front 3 square headed openings of differing sizes
under wooden lintels, circular chimney right with remains of moulded cap and large fissure. Interior empty. To west
random rubble walls of former drying shed. The steam driven rotary beam engine with a 25" cylinder operated a pump and
2 winding drums for Burrow Farm iron ore mine, operational between 1880 and 1883. This is the best surviving engine
house on the Brendon hills, (Greenfield, Exmoor Review, 1981).

Listing NGR: ST0086434515

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