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Hydraulic Engine House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wolverhampton, City of Wolverhampton

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Latitude: 52.5867 / 52°35'12"N

Longitude: -2.1183 / 2°7'5"W

OS Eastings: 392079

OS Northings: 298774

OS Grid: SO920987

Mapcode National: GBR 1GK.F3

Mapcode Global: WHBFZ.F7HS

Entry Name: Hydraulic Engine House

Listing Date: 21 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031896

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489790

Location: Wolverhampton, WV1

County: City of Wolverhampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Heath Town

Built-Up Area: Wolverhampton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Central Wolverhampton

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


CORN HILL (North side),
Hydraulic Engine House



Hydraulic engine house. c1890, built as part of the London and North Western Railway Company's Wolverhampton High Level development. Flemish Stretcher bond; double-gabled Welsh slate roof with rooflights. Square plan, in two bays, with boiler and engine house in each bay; hydraulic accumulator was located next to the engine house, to the east elevation (north end). Single storey. All elevations each have two recessed panels, the side elevations having dog-tooth cornices in blue brick. West elevation, facing The Old Steam Mill (grade II), has semi-circular arches to double-leaf plank doors. North elevation has two similar arches cast-iron multi-panelled windows, with centre hung top radial lights. Infilled window to south elevation. Two segmental-arched openings to former boilers in east elevation.

INTERIOR has iron roof trusses.

HISTORY: An integral functional part of a very fine grouping of industrial structures around Corn Hill. The interior housed two boilers and a cylinder steam engine, the hydraulic power thus produced (as water pressure) powering the cranes and ramps in the nearby Mill Street Goods Depot (listed grade II).

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

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