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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1127031



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stretham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 13-May-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 49490

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STRETHAM GREEN END TL 57 SW 16/15 Old Engine House 13.5.88 GV II*

Engine House. 1831 Gault brick, Flemish bond with slate roofs. In three parts. Engine house lying between the boilerhouse and scoopwheel house. Engine house of two storeys and loft. North gable has fixed metal frame casement a stone panel incised with the date and the names of the drainage commissioners and a tall similar fixed light window in round headed arch. The boiler house has a lean-to roof and is of one storey with a tall, tapering square stack on south side. In the north end are two cartway openings in round headed arches, one now blocked. The scoop wheel house is also of one storey. Interior: The interior is very intact and in near working order. The low pressure beam engine is by Butterley and Co, installed 1831 modified 1909, the boilerhouse has three Lancashire boilers replacing the first wagon boilers and the scoopwheel is in situ. There is a band of original pattern anthemion stencilled to the wall at dado height. This paintwork is original in the loft, but repainted elsewhere. In a small brick built structure behind the stokers cottage and semi-detached to the scoop-wheel house is a 200 hp Mirlees diesel installed 1925, with Gwynnes pump. An Act of parliament was passed in 1741 for the drainage of Waterbeach level. The water was pumped from the fen to the Old West River. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument County No 60.

Alderton and Booker: Industrial Archaeology of East Anglia (Batsford) R.L. Hills: The Stretham Engine (Stretham Engine Preservation Trust) Kenny and Hills: Stretham Engine (mss. Cambs. Coun.) C.O. Clarke: Stretham Diesel Engine (Cambs. Colln.)

Listing NGR: TL5165973009

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Alderton, , Booker, , The Batsford Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of East Anglia, (1980)
Clarke, C O, Stretham Diesel Engine
Hills, R L, The Stretham Engine
Hills, R L, The Stretham Engine

National Grid Reference: TL 51659 73009


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