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Latitude: 53.0216 / 53°1'17"N
Longitude: -1.172 / 1°10'19"W
OS Eastings: 455639
OS Northings: 347461
OS Grid: SK556474
Mapcode National: GBR 8GR.JJC
Mapcode Global: WHDGK.Z92Y
Entry Name: Winding House and Headstocks at Bestwood Colliery
Listing Date: 27 April 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1235186
English Heritage Legacy ID: 425234
Location: Bestwood St. Albans, Gedling, Nottinghamshire, NG6
Civil Parish: Bestwood St. Albans
Traditional County: Nottinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Bestwood St Mark
Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham
BESTWOOD ST. ALBANS PARK ROAD
SK 54 NE
4/14 Winding House and
Winding house and headstocks, 1873. Additions late C19.
Concrete and brick with stucco quoins and moulded brick and
ashlar dressings. Hipped slate and flat concrete roofs. Italian
Gothic style. Moulded plinth, string courses and cornices.
Rusticated basement and pilasters. 2 storeys plus basement, 3
bays. Square plan. Panelled west side has 3 blocked doorways.
Above, keystoned central recess containing mullioned casement.
Flanked by single recesses each with a casement. Above again, 2
rope holes and above them, central mullioned casement. Above
again, blind gable with inserted blocked rope hole. North and
south sides have each 2 transomed casements and above, 2 multi-
keystoned double lancets. Above again, 2 paired casements. East
side has adjoining service wing, 2 and 3 storeys, with parapet.
To left, door. To right, flat roofed single storey addition with
blocked opening and door. Above and above again, to left, a
casement. Interior has cast iron stages with classical ornament
and ashlar winder stair with square newel. Latticed iron minor
stairs. Matchboarded chamfered queen post truss roof on corbels,
with ornate iron reinforcement. In situ, 2 single-cylinder
vertical winding engines with overhead drum and brake gear.
Outside, trabeated concrete clad headstocks with iron lattice
stays. In situ pulleys and cage guides. Vertical winding
engines are unusual in Great Britain and these are said to be the
sole in situ example. This building is notable for the early use
of structural concrete.
Listing NGR: SK5562547379
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