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Burnfoot Power House, 70 Metres North of Burnfoot Lodge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cartington, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.3097 / 55°18'35"N

Longitude: -1.8905 / 1°53'25"W

OS Eastings: 407050

OS Northings: 601744

OS Grid: NU070017

Mapcode National: GBR H771.JF

Mapcode Global: WHB0Q.XSYV

Plus Code: 9C7W8455+VR

Entry Name: Burnfoot Power House, 70 Metres North of Burnfoot Lodge

Listing Date: 25 August 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042071

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236342

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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NU 00 SE
(North side, off)
17/5 Burnfoot Power
House, 70 metres
north of
Burnfoot Lodge

Power house, 1883-7 for Lord Armstrong. Snecked stone with rock-faced-and-
margined quoins and dressings; red clay tile roof. Z-plan,single storey.
South elevation in 2 parts: Gable end of south-west wing (battery house) on
left has inserted boarded double doors under timber lintel; 2-light mullioned
window on left and slit in gable. Set back to right is centre block: boarded
door and pent projection to right with similar door on left return. West
elevation in 2 parts: 3-bay south-west wing on right has 3-light windows and
2 slatted ridge vents with moulded finials. Left return of wing has 2 similar
windows and slit in gable. 2-bay rear wing, set back to left, has boarded
door, 3-light window and larger slatted ridge vent; roof hipped to left.
Small extension set back on far left with similar window.

Interior: Thompson double vortex turbine and the earliest known example of
an R.E. Crompton double magnet "Trade"-type Gramme ring compound dynamo;
removed for repair at time of survey, to be re-installed spring 1987.

Historical Note: Built after creation of Nelly's Moss Lakes gave a 107-metre
head, allowing Armstrong to construct equipment giving 90 amps at 110 volts.
In 1895 a Tangye gas engine (now removed) and a Parkes dynamo were added,
virtually doubling the power output. Last used in 1945.

Listed and graded for historical interest.

Adjacent wooden shed with corrugated iron roof is not of interest.

Listing NGR: NU0705001744

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