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Shildon Engine House (Blanchland)

Shildon Engine House, Blanchland. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Shildon Engine House, Blanchland. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

This is an early 19th century engine house. A tall chimney stands to the west side of the building. It was built in 1806, to house a steam-powered pump, which was used to keep water out of the nearby mine. It was disused by the late 19th century and was turned into a house for several families. It was then in ruins for much of the 20th century, though it has been repaired recently. This is a Grade II listed building and a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8426
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):RECTIFIED PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Shildon Engine House 1992; P Ryder
FIELD SURVEY, Lord Crewe Estate archaeological survey 1993; Northern Archaeological Associates
RECTIFIED PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Shildon Engine House 2006; ANON
WATCHING BRIEF, Shildon Engine House and mine workings 2010; Addyman Archaeology
TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Shildon Engine House and mine workings 2010; Addyman Archaeology

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Blanchland


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