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Debdon Sawmill and Attached Wall to South West

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cartington, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.3193 / 55°19'9"N

Longitude: -1.8992 / 1°53'57"W

OS Eastings: 406494

OS Northings: 602812

OS Grid: NU064028

Mapcode National: GBR H65X.MZ

Mapcode Global: WHB0Q.SKTG

Entry Name: Debdon Sawmill and Attached Wall to South West

Listing Date: 25 August 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371031

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236338

Location: Cartington, Northumberland, NE65

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Cartington

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Upper Coquetdale

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NU 0602 NU 065028
(West side, off)
23/2 Debdon Sawmill
and attached wall
to south-west

Powerhouse and sawmill, third quarter of C19. Snecked rock-faced stone with
some cut dressings; red clay tile roof. H-plan, single-storeyed except for
west part of south wing. West elevation in 3 parts; gable end of north wing
on left has 3-light mullioned window above round arch for head goit; recessed
centre has doorway and blocked window; gable end of south wing on right has
boarded door under timber lintel, with 2-light mullioned window above; on left
return is altered 3-light window with 2 cross windows above. To far right is
attached retaining wall for approach ramp on south, with heavy flat coping
stepping down to right. South elevation in 2 parts: left part has boarded
double doors in shouldered arch with timber lintel, under gablet with shaped
loop; stepped-and-banded ridge stack to right: lower right part largely
concealed by approach ramp.

Interior: In north wing is Thompson double vortex turbine by Williamsons of
Kendal (with maker's plate).

Historical Note: In 1881 Lord Armstrong coupled the turbine to a Siemens
horizontal generator to produce the first hydro-electric power source in the
world; this lit the first arc lamps in Armstrong's museum at Cragside, and
later Joseph Swan's newly-invented incandescent lamps.

Listed and graded for historic importance.

Adjacent sheds with corrugated iron roofs are not of interest.

Listing NGR: NU0649402812

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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