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Cobbs Engine House and Chimney Warrens Hall Park

A Grade II Listed Building in St Thomas's, Sandwell

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Latitude: 52.4928 / 52°29'34"N

Longitude: -2.0691 / 2°4'8"W

OS Eastings: 395406

OS Northings: 288321

OS Grid: SO954883

Mapcode National: GBR 4TM.6S

Mapcode Global: VH9YT.3L0W

Plus Code: 9C4VFWVJ+49

Entry Name: Cobbs Engine House and Chimney Warrens Hall Park

Listing Date: 2 August 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1229552

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404346

Location: Rowley, Sandwell, B65

County: Sandwell

Electoral Ward/Division: St Thomas's

Built-Up Area: Dudley (Dudley)

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Rowley Regis

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Description

SANDWELL MB WINDMILL END
SO 98 NE
Rowley Regis
8/169 Cobbs Engine House
and chimney (formerly
2.8.72 listed under Warley CB)
Warrens Hall Park
II

Mine pumping engine house, now disused. Circa 1831. Erected by Sir Horace
St Paul, later owned by Staffordshire Mines Drainage Commission. Brick. Now
roofless. Originally of three storeys, with a cylinder floor at ground level,
chamber floor above, and a bob or beam loft. The south gable wall is thicker
than the others and has a plug rod portal on the ground floor, with a flat head,
and a bob portal under the apex with round arch. The east and west walls both
have a ground floor window with segmental head. The north gable wall has a
cylinder portal on the ground floor, an opening to the middle storey with round
head, and two smaller openings above. The boiler chimney tapers from 11' 6"
square at the base to 4 feet at the top and is 95 feet high. Originally contained
a single-acting condensing engine. A winding engine of Newcomen type was removed
from the site in 1928 and transferred to the Henry Ford Museum, Michegan, USA.
The engine house is the earliest surviving example of its type and one of the
few engine houses left in the Black Country. Scheduled Ancient Monument.


Listing NGR: SO9540688321

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