Coal Washing Plant, Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland

Coal Washing Plant, Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland
Photograph taken May 1989 © Crown copyright.NMR ref: BB96/06313

Before it can be sold coal has to be filtered, graded by size and then washed. This 19th-century coal cleaning plant is situated by the railway for convenience; the adjacent water tower was added in the 20th century.