Brine pumps at Brooks Lane, Middlewich - Cheshire East (UA)

Brine pumps at Murgatroyd's Brine Works, established 1890. Salt extraction took place until 1977, with pumps powered by steam then electricity. Historic England grants have funded a Conservation Management Plan, sonar survey of the brine shaft and a first phase of emergency repair. Repairs to the gantry, shaft and well head, grant-aided by Historic England, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Association of Industrial Archaeologists, is due to take place over summer 2019. This should remove the site from the Register and allow volunteers to begin working on the brine pump machinery.

Brine pumps at Brooks Lane, Middlewich - Cheshire East (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Murgatroyd's Brine Works
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1020122
    Local Planning Authority:
    Cheshire East (UA)
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Mineral extraction site

Location

    Building Name:
    Brine pumps at Brooks Lane
    Unitary Authority:
    Cheshire East (UA)
    Parish:
    Middlewich
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Congleton
    Region:
    North West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    D
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)