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Winding Engine House, Newbury Colliery

A Grade II Listed Building in Coleford, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2463 / 51°14'46"N

Longitude: -2.4371 / 2°26'13"W

OS Eastings: 369589

OS Northings: 149771

OS Grid: ST695497

Mapcode National: GBR MY.1NCX

Mapcode Global: VH89P.PXZZ

Plus Code: 9C3V6HW7+G5

Entry Name: Winding Engine House, Newbury Colliery

Listing Date: 22 January 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259300

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463017

Location: Coleford, Mendip, Somerset, BA3

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Coleford

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Description

ST64NE
1102-/9/10012

COLEFORD
Winding Engine House,
Newbury Colliery


II

Winding Engine house. c.1860. Roughly coursed dressed limestone with hammer-dressed architraves and quoins; gabled corrugated iron roof. Rectangular plan. Two storeys. Bob wall in gable end has corrugated iron panel to opening, and keyed semi-circular arch to basement level. Return and rear elevations have keyed semi-circular arched openings above similar arched openings to basement level. INTERIOR not inspected. The site was producing coal by 1799, and this building is associated with an expansion of operations when the Mackintosh shaft was sunk and opened in 1867. Cornish pumping engines dominated 19th century collieries. This is the best surviving example of an engine house from the Mendip area coalfields, and is important in a national context as a survivor from the coal industry.
(Down, C. and Warrington, A., History of the Somerset Coalfield, 1970, pp. 233-7)

Listing NGR: ST6958149778

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