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Latitude: 51.8465 / 51°50'47"N
Longitude: -2.497 / 2°29'49"W
OS Eastings: 365856
OS Northings: 216546
OS Grid: SO658165
Mapcode National: GBR FW.TTFC
Mapcode Global: VH86R.NVSC
Entry Name: Bull Engine House, Fairplay Pit
Listing Date: 4 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1186460
English Heritage Legacy ID: 354091
Location: Cinderford, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL17
District: Forest of Dean
Civil Parish: Cinderford
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Drybrook
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO 61 NE CINDERFORD -
at NGR SO 658165 Bull Engine House, Fairplay Pit
Colliery pumping engine house, mid to late C19; squared rubble
walls with rock-faced quoins. Rectangular building, now about 20 ft high, with
low extension to one end containing T shaped well. Long elevation has plinth,
slight offset just over half way up, with two small square openings above to right
of centre, partly brick quoined, and semi-circular headed opening to left with
brick voussoirs. Extension to left, scars of brick walls rise wither side of
large semi-circular headed opening, with rock-faced voussoirs, now filled in.
Contained 76" cylinder bull engine with 12 ft stroke for pumping out mine.
Impressive example of colliery building, very few of which survive in Forest.
(Committee for Rescue Archaeology in Avon, Gloucestershire and Somerset, 1977 report).
Listing NGR: SO6585616546
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