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Engine House to Former Lead Mine

A Grade II Listed Building in Blanchland, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.8544 / 54°51'15"N

Longitude: -2.0647 / 2°3'52"W

OS Eastings: 395945

OS Northings: 551068

OS Grid: NY959510

Mapcode National: GBR GD09.SM

Mapcode Global: WHB2Z.872W

Plus Code: 9C6VVW3P+Q4

Entry Name: Engine House to Former Lead Mine

Listing Date: 18 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1045379

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240392

Location: Blanchland, Northumberland, DH8

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Blanchland

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Blanchland with Hunstanworth

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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15/25 Engine house to
former leasd mine


Engine house of Cornish type, early C19. South face tooled-and-margined stone,
remainder coursed rubble with tooled-and-margined quoins and dressings. Tower-
like square structure of 3 stages divided by chamfered set-backs. South face
has tall round-headed arch and remains of larger opening with later blocking
above. Several square-headed openings on west, square-headed doorway on west
and window in gable. Attached building on east largely fallen except for tall
square chimney, a stepped 6-stage stack.
The engine,pumping water from Shildon lead mine is known to have been working
by 1840; later in the C19 it became disused and the engine house was modified
to house several families. Now locally known as 'Shildon Castle'.

Listing NGR: NY9594551068

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