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Engine House, Engine Pit and Bye Pit, Red Brook

A Grade II Listed Building in Colne Valley, Kirklees

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224052

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420021

Location: Kirklees, HD7

County: Kirklees

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

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Listing Text

SE 0251 02 STANDEDGE
Marsden
4/454
Engine House, Engine Pit
- and Bye Pit, Red Brook

- II

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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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