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Winding House and Headstocks at Bestwood Colliery

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bestwood St. Albans, Nottinghamshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C5W2RCH+J6

Entry Name: Winding House and Headstocks at Bestwood Colliery

Listing Date: 27 April 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235186

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425234

Location: Bestwood St. Albans, Gedling, Nottinghamshire, NG6

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Gedling

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

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SK 54 NE
(south side)
4/14 Winding House and
Headstocks at
Bestwood Colliery
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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