Compressor House and attached chimney at NGR SJ 3746 0213


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Compressor House and attached chimney at NGR SJ 3746 0213


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Statutory Address:
Compressor House and attached chimney at NGR SJ 3746 0213

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

Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Worthen with Shelve
National Grid Reference:
SJ 37473 02135


SJ 30 SE 6/155 SJ 3746 0213

WORTHEN CP SNAILBEACH LEAD MINE Compressor House and attached chimney at NGR SJ 3746 0213

GV II Compressor house and attached chimney. Dated 1881 (date stone to front gable and in yellow brick to chimney). Regularly coursed limestone rubble with red brick dressings; gable front roof with cladding (slates) removed but retaining purlins and rafters, fretted bargeboards. Rectangular plan.

Two levels; two round-arched windows to front gable on first floor and blocked doorway with stone lintel to centre on ground floor; external staircase to right side (far end) has cast-iron balustrade to top and leads to blocked doorway with stone lintel.

Chimney: attached to left side, engineering brick on rubble base; square section tapering to top which has toothed capping.

INTERIOR: first floor removed but stone supports for compressor remain; king-post roof in five bays. The compressor house originally contained two Siemens and Edwards compressors which provided compressed air for rock drills and winches underground.

Listing NGR: SJ3747302135


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Books and journals
Brook, F, Allbutt, M, The Shropshire Lead Mines, (1973), 67


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

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