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Engine House Norton Thorpe Mills

A Grade II Listed Building in Clayton West, Kirklees

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Latitude: 53.5865 / 53°35'11"N

Longitude: -1.6292 / 1°37'45"W

OS Eastings: 424643

OS Northings: 410052

OS Grid: SE246100

Mapcode National: GBR KV2Z.22

Mapcode Global: WHCBH.Y3CV

Entry Name: Engine House Norton Thorpe Mills

Listing Date: 4 November 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116680

English Heritage Legacy ID: 442903

Location: Denby Dale, Kirklees, HD8

County: Kirklees

Civil Parish: Denby Dale

Built-Up Area: Clayton West

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Scissett St Augustine

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

The following buildings shall be added:-
(East side)
Engine House


Engine house. 1885-6. Built for Norton & Co Ltd. Coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings and stone
slate roofwith 2 circular metal ventilators and bracketed eaves with wooden guttering. Single storey. 5
windows. Main south-west facade has 5 large round headed openings with ashlar hoods, keystones and
linking impost band. The central opening has a single glazed door with side lights, all these openings have
renewed C20 glazing. A single similar round headed to the south-east. Interior. Retains its original 1885
Pollitt & Wigzell steam engine. It is ofa unique 3 piston rod tandem, compound condensing design made
solely by Pollitt & Wigzell, and this is the only known'surviving long stroke example. It was originally
named Empress, but after being overhauled in 1906 it was re-named Violet after the birth of the owner,
G H Norton's daughter.

Listing NGR: SE2464310052

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