BURNFOOT POWER HOUSE, 70 METRES NORTH OF BURNFOOT LODGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1042071
Date first listed:
25-Aug-1987
Statutory Address:
BURNFOOT POWER HOUSE, 70 METRES NORTH OF BURNFOOT LODGE, B6344

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Location

Statutory Address:
BURNFOOT POWER HOUSE, 70 METRES NORTH OF BURNFOOT LODGE, B6344

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Cartington
National Grid Reference:
NU 07050 01744

Details

CARTINGTON B 6344 NU 00 SE (North side, off) 17/5 Burnfoot Power House, 70 metres north of Burnfoot Lodge II*

Power house, 1883-7 for Lord Armstrong. Snecked stone with rock-faced-and- margined quoins and dressings; red clay tile roof. Z-plan,single storey. South elevation in 2 parts: Gable end of south-west wing (battery house) on left has inserted boarded double doors under timber lintel; 2-light mullioned window on left and slit in gable. Set back to right is centre block: boarded door and pent projection to right with similar door on left return. West elevation in 2 parts: 3-bay south-west wing on right has 3-light windows and 2 slatted ridge vents with moulded finials. Left return of wing has 2 similar windows and slit in gable. 2-bay rear wing, set back to left, has boarded door, 3-light window and larger slatted ridge vent; roof hipped to left. Small extension set back on far left with similar window.

Interior: Thompson double vortex turbine and the earliest known example of an R.E. Crompton double magnet "Trade"-type Gramme ring compound dynamo; removed for repair at time of survey, to be re-installed spring 1987.

Historical Note: Built after creation of Nelly's Moss Lakes gave a 107-metre head, allowing Armstrong to construct equipment giving 90 amps at 110 volts. In 1895 a Tangye gas engine (now removed) and a Parkes dynamo were added, virtually doubling the power output. Last used in 1945.

Listed and graded for historical interest.

Adjacent wooden shed with corrugated iron roof is not of interest.

Listing NGR: NU0705001744

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
236342
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 13 Jun 2006
Reference: IOE01/14603/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Gordon Dixon. Source Historic England Archive
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