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Number 2, the Engine House

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontesbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6547 / 52°39'16"N

Longitude: -2.8741 / 2°52'26"W

OS Eastings: 340965

OS Northings: 306684

OS Grid: SJ409066

Mapcode National: GBR BC.5WLD

Mapcode Global: WH8BY.TJKQ

Entry Name: Number 2, the Engine House

Listing Date: 8 July 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055641

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259534

Location: Pontesbury, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Pontesbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Pontesbury

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SJ 40 NW


No.2, The Engine House


Engine house, now house. Circa 1790 with later additions and alterations.
Uncoursed limestone rubble with reddish-brown brick patching, plain tile
roof. Square-plan. 3 levels; late C20 casements to first and third
levels, former with mid-C19 segmental head and latter in round-arched
recess. Interior: no machinery survives but in its working days it
housed a Newcomen engine, said to be one of only 2 in the county. Coal
mining ceased here in 1820s and the building was then converted to domestic
use, the former boiler house to west becoming a blacksmith's shop; this
and another outbuilding to east were demolished in 1979 when renovation
took place and single-storey additions (not included) were made to either

Listing NGR: SJ4096506684

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

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