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PUMPING ENGINE HOUSE AT SCREMERSTON OLD MINE

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.

Name: PUMPING ENGINE HOUSE AT SCREMERSTON OLD MINE

List entry Number: 1154687

Location

PUMPING ENGINE HOUSE AT SCREMERSTON OLD MINE

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

County:

District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Ancroft

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Aug-1975

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Feb-1988

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 237903

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

Pumping-engine house at coal mine. 1840.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

History

The Jack Tar pit at Scremerston Colliery (originally known as Greenwich Colliery) was sunk in 1840. In 1873 it was being worked by the Scremerston and Shoreswood Coal Co. (previously Messrs Johnson and Carr) but closed in 1878. It was re-opened in 1913 but it does not appear that any coal was produced.

Details

Pumping-engine house at coal mine. 1840 for the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital.

Rock-faced stone with iron water tank. 3 storeys with cast-iron water-tank on top, 2 bays. Round-headed windows now boarded up. The heavily buttressed north elevation has a round headed doorway at ground floor level with a partly-blocked round-headed opening above for the beam of the engine.

Between 2nd-floor windows an inscription in raised stone surround with cornice over :-

ERECTED AD MDCCCXL

BY THE COMMISSIONERS

OF GREENWICH HOSPITAL

JOHN GREY ESQ. RECEIVER

MESSRS JOHNSON & CARRS

COLLIERY LESSEES

THOMAS FORSTER ESQ.

VIEWER & ENGINEER

MR. W. ELLIOT,TWEEDMOUTH

BUILDER



This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/06/2014

Formerly listed as Water tower at Scremerston Old Mine.

Previously listed as Scremerston Old Mine.

Selected Sources

Websites
, accessed from http://sihs.co.uk/features-coal.htm

National Grid Reference: NU 01001 48457

Map

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