'F' Pit Museum - colliery engine house, Albany Way (East side) - Sunderland

'F' Pit was sunk in 1777 but the engine house wasn't built until 1926. The pit closed in 1968 and the site was cleared, apart from the engine house. Representing a fine example of the winding technology used in the north east coalfield, the building re-opened as a museum in 1976. The museum continues to open to limited, seasonal, hours. However, the future of the building is uncertain and there has been no progress in preparing a condition survey.

'F' Pit Museum - colliery engine house, Albany Way (East side) - Sunderland
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Colliery engine house at Washington F Pit, Albany
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1018224
    Local Planning Authority:
    Sunderland
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Mineral extraction site

Location

    Building Name:
    'F' Pit Museum - colliery engine house
    Street Name:
    Albany Way (East side)
    County:
    Tyne and Wear
    District / Borough:
    Sunderland
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Washington and Sunderland West
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
    List Entry Number(s):
    1018224 and 1025422