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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1371031
English Heritage Legacy ID: 236338
Location: Cartington, Northumberland, NE65
Civil Parish: Cartington
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Upper Coquetdale
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
CARTINGTON B 6341
NU 0602 NU 065028
(West side, off)
23/2 Debdon Sawmill
and attached wall
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
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