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Latitude: 53.5884 / 53°35'18"N
Longitude: -1.9633 / 1°57'47"W
OS Eastings: 402525
OS Northings: 410207
OS Grid: SE025102
Mapcode National: GBR GVQY.RC
Mapcode Global: WHB96.T28C
Entry Name: Engine House, Engine Pit and Bye Pit, Red Brook
Listing Date: 11 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1224052
English Heritage Legacy ID: 420021
Location: Kirklees, HD7
Electoral Ward/Division: Colne Valley
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Marsden St Bartholomew
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SE 0251 02 STANDEDGE
Engine House, Engine Pit
- and Bye Pit, Red Brook
Between 1798 and 1811. Engineer: Benjamin Outram (1764-1805). Engine house
containing 2 pits. Deeply coursed rubble. Roof removed. Situated at roughly
centre point of Standedge canal tunnel. South elevation: Ground floor: openings
with segmental arched heads. Intermediate level: three openings as above
(bricked up). High level: two openings as above. West elevation: Intermediate
level: tall slender opening with segmental arched head. North elevation: Ground
level: large segmental arch (openings blocked); two small openings (blocked).
Intermediate level: two small openings (blocked) (one has segmental arched head).
Interior: The building encloses the engine pit and bye pit, which were used to
drain and work the central part of the tunnel. The pits are brick lined and
circular in cross-section. A later square parapet has been built around each
pit. The engine used was a 70-inch atmosphere engine of the Necomen type.
Listing NGR: SE0252510207
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