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© Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB

IoE Number: 109405
Location: WINDING ENGINE HOUSE AND BOILER HOUSE AT THE COLLIERY,
  URPETH, CHESTER LE STREET, DURHAM
Photographer: Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB
Date Photographed: 13 June 2000
Date listed: 11 December 1970
Date of last amendment: 11 December 1970
Grade II

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URPETHBEAMISH OPEN-AIR MUSEUMNZ 25 SW 2195433/61Winding engine house andboiler house at The Colliery11.12.70

URPETH BEAMISH OPEN-AIR MUSEUM NZ 25 SW 219543 3/61 Winding engine house and boiler house at The Colliery 11.12.70 II Winding engine house and boiler house. Previously listed at Chophill, Beamish Colliery (2nd. Pit). Built 1855, moved and rebuilt at Beamish Open Air Museum in 1974. Coursed stone with squared stone and brick dressings; Welsh slate roofs. Tall, rectangular-plan, gable-fronted engine house. Flush quoins. Scattered openings; some under segmental relieving arches of brick. 2 wood corbels set high on front supported an A-frame wooden headstock (headstock dismantled at time of survey and to be replaced). Low-pitched roof with coped gables. Single-storey boiler house on rear has later external brick stairway on left return; several 8-pane fixed lights and a boarded door; roof hipped at rear. The engine house is the only surviving example in the County of a type once common in the Northern coalfield. , (F. Atkinson, Industrial Archaeology in the North-East of England, 1974).

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