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Winding Engine House & Boiler House, The Colliery (Beamish)

Winding Engine House & Boiler House, The Colliery 2006
Winding Engine House & Boiler House, The Colliery 2006

Winding Engine House & Boiler House, The Colliery 2006
Winding Engine House & Boiler House, The Colliery 2006

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This winding engine house and boiler house stand in the The Colliery at Beamish Openair Museum. They were built in 1855 at originally stood at Chophill Colliery. They were moved to Beamish in 1974. The engine house is the only surviving example in the County of a type once common in the Northern coalfield. They are Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:D34913
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
20th Century (1901 to 2000)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1120965

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Source of Reference
Local History of Beamish


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