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Meerbrook Sough Engine House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wirksworth, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.0876 / 53°5'15"N

Longitude: -1.5709 / 1°34'15"W

OS Eastings: 428839

OS Northings: 354570

OS Grid: SK288545

Mapcode National: GBR 59G.KMZ

Mapcode Global: WHCDV.VN5C

Plus Code: 9C5W3CQH+2M

Entry Name: Meerbrook Sough Engine House

Listing Date: 12 January 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245847

English Heritage Legacy ID: 453831

Location: Wirksworth, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE4

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Wirksworth

Built-Up Area: Wirksworth

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Wirksworth St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Meerbrook Sough
Engine House
SK 25 SE 5/119


Circa Mid C19. former engine house. Limestone rubble with dressed quoins and lintels.
Plain tile roof with gabled ends.

Two storeys. Various openings, some with round arched heads and doorway with arched

Stone stairs to first floor west door.

The engine house is associated with the driving of the Meerbrook Sough, constructed
for the draining of the Meerbrook lead mine. It is stated that this is the earliest
of the remaining winding houses in Derbyshire.

The engine was taken out Circa 1870.

Listing NGR: SK2883954570

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