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Latitude: 53.2745 / 53°16'28"N
Longitude: -1.3818 / 1°22'54"W
OS Eastings: 441321
OS Northings: 375457
OS Grid: SK413754
Mapcode National: GBR LZSK.MW
Mapcode Global: WHDF3.RY6L
Entry Name: Engine Shed 200 Metres West of Campbell Drive (In Unnamed Road)
Listing Date: 5 February 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1140134
English Heritage Legacy ID: 352059
Location: Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43
Civil Parish: Staveley
Built-Up Area: Barrow Hill
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Staveley St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Derby
The following item shall be added:
1. BARROW HILL
SK 47 NW 3/24
Engine Shed 200 metres
west of Campbell Drive
(in unnamed road)
Locomotive 'roundhouse' or. engine shed. Circa 1870s, built for the Staveley Coal
and Iron Company. Iron-framed, clad in brick with renewed part-glazed roof
(originally lead sheeting) to roundhouse, Welsh slate to ancillary buildings.
Plan completely intact. The roundhouse (in fact rectangular on plan) shelters
the turntable with 22 tracks (or 'stalls'), 9 with service pits. Within the S
and W corners are the fitters' workshop and office. Attached to the E corner is
the general office, to the N corner the sand-dryer (in a tower over a kiln); to
the W corner a watertank above a general workshop. Detached to the SW are the
mess and lamp shed, the machine shop and, at the entrance a later (possibly
1940s) sander unit (to enable the locomotives to grip the rails). All ancillary
buildings of brick with simple detailing (windows under cambered arches, some
with original frames with small panes) except the lamp shed which is timber. The
machine shop has a prominent louvred roof. Principal roundhouse with H-section
iron or steel uprights, the valley gutters issuing into attached downpipes.
6 x 5 unequal bays. Cobbled floor. Extractor fan fittings (the fans removed).
Turntable renewed C1931 by Cowans, Sheldon & Co Ltd, Carlisle). The building
functioned both as a workshop and a turning place for locomotives serving the
local coal mines and iron works. It is (1990) the last operational roundhouse in
Britain and is notable for retaining its full complement of associated buildings.
Listing NGR: SK4132175457
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