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Engine House at Scremerston Old Mine

A Grade II Listed Building in Ancroft, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7296 / 55°43'46"N

Longitude: -1.9854 / 1°59'7"W

OS Eastings: 401015

OS Northings: 648463

OS Grid: NU010484

Mapcode National: GBR G2K5.ZY

Mapcode Global: WH9YR.G7SZ

Entry Name: Engine House at Scremerston Old Mine

Listing Date: 18 August 1975

Last Amended: 11 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370957

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237902

Location: Ancroft, Northumberland, TD15

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Ancroft

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Scremerston St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Summary

Colliery winding-engine house, 1840.

Description

Colliery winding-engine house for a beam engine. 1840 for the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital. Dressed stone. Roofless..

2-storeys, 3 bays. Boarded door to left in alternating-block surround has fanlight with intersecting glazing bars. Windows have mainly lost their joinery.

Projecting chimney base on south side has no openings except 2 low, round, blocked brick arches at ground level.

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/06/2014.

Formerly listed as Scremerstone Old Mine.

History

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.

Reasons for Listing

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

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