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Gas Generator House to North of Cranford

A Grade II Listed Building in Stocksfield, Northumberland

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Latitude: 54.9341 / 54°56'2"N

Longitude: -1.9023 / 1°54'8"W

OS Eastings: 406356

OS Northings: 559940

OS Grid: NZ063599

Mapcode National: GBR HC4D.Y1

Mapcode Global: WHB2N.R7BS

Plus Code: 9C6WW3MX+J3

Entry Name: Gas Generator House to North of Cranford

Listing Date: 18 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303755

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240455

Location: Broomley and Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Broomley and Stocksfield

Built-Up Area: Stocksfield

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Bywell St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NZ 05 NE
(North side)
11/84 Gas generator house
to north of Cranford


Gas generating house, probably 1903. Brick with stone dressings, timber-framed
tile-hung tower with lead cap; red tile roof. Small L-plan building; north
part,which housed the generator, has half-hipped gable end with vertical-
panelled door under 4-centred arch and block eaves cornice; another vertical-
panelled door on left return and 2-light mullioned window on right. Octagonal
lighthouse-like tower rises from ridge, with slightly bowed sides and small
casement windows below the pyramidal cap.
Interior: the tower still houses the tank which supplied water to calcium
carbide in the generator (removed) beneath, producing acetylene to provide gas
lighting. This potentially-hazardous equipment does not appear to have remained
in use long; the tower is an unusual Survivor.

Listing NGR: NZ0635659940

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