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Engine House and Chimney

A Grade II Listed Building in Rotherhithe, London

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Latitude: 51.5016 / 51°30'5"N

Longitude: -0.053 / 0°3'10"W

OS Eastings: 535237

OS Northings: 179870

OS Grid: TQ352798

Mapcode National: GBR JB.3BG

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.1JB7

Plus Code: 9C3XGW2W+JR

Entry Name: Engine House and Chimney

Listing Date: 31 January 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386007

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471428

Location: Rotherhithe, Southwark, London, SE16

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Rotherhithe

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Rotherhithe St Mary with All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

Tagged with: Chimney

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636-1/6/817 (East side)
31/01/74 Engine House and Chimney


Engine house. c1842, possibly enlarged 1865; altered several
times and restored 1976. Stock brick with later pantiled roof
of fairly low pitch, kneelers to gable ends.
2 storeys. Blind west return has flat buttresses to 1st floor.
East return mainly blind with various filled in openings;
parapet corbelled out. North end has part of a curved wall to
right and, to left, an attached, taller, square battered
chimney with stone cornice and blocking course above a brick
corbel table; round-arched window at 1st floor with brick
string above. South return has opening to interior. Replica
steel plate chimney stack reinstated in 1993.
INTERIOR: restored as exhibition space for Brunel's machinery.
Built to house pumping machinery for Marc Brunel's tunnel
under the Thames. Included for its historical associations
with the Brunels and the first Thames tunnel (1825-1853).

Listing NGR: TQ3523779870

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