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Phosphate Rock Silo Number 15 at Ici Works, Billingham

A Grade II* Listed Building in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees

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Latitude: 54.5838 / 54°35'1"N

Longitude: -1.2649 / 1°15'53"W

OS Eastings: 447608

OS Northings: 521198

OS Grid: NZ476211

Mapcode National: GBR MHLF.YM

Mapcode Global: WHD6Z.J1WV

Entry Name: Phosphate Rock Silo Number 15 at Ici Works, Billingham

Listing Date: 7 October 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115821

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351259

Location: Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, TS2

County: Stockton-on-Tees

Civil Parish: Billingham

Built-Up Area: Billingham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Billingham

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 42 SE
5154-/7/10001 Phosphate rock silo No 15
at ICI works, Billingham
Phosphate rock silo. 1928/29. Reinforced concrete with steel gantry.
200 feet long, 80 feet wide and 47 foot 6 inches high, parabolic in
cross section with re-inforced concrete arches. The silo is
surmounted by a steel framed cage which contains a conveyor belt, this
belt is linked to a further belt in its south tower which is linked
to the steel gantry which runs down to the wharf. The ends of the
silo have re-inforced concrete ribs and the floor contains a series
of circular openings used for feeding the rock phosphate to the
underground conveyor used for emptying this silo. This silo was
designed by Monnoyer British Construction Ltd, for the storage of
phosphate rock imported for the production of fertilizer. The
parabolic shape allowed vast quantities to be stored without it
causing structural problems on the sides of the buildings. This is
the earliest surviving example of this type of silo in England.

Listing NGR: NZ4760821198

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

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