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Bull Engine House, Fairplay Pit

A Grade II Listed Building in Cinderford, Gloucestershire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3VRGW3+H5

Entry Name: Bull Engine House, Fairplay Pit

Listing Date: 4 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186460

English Heritage Legacy ID: 354091

Location: Cinderford, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL17

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Cinderford

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Drybrook

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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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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