SK5547 : Bestwood Colliery winding engine house & headstocks

taken 30 years ago, near to Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Bestwood Colliery winding engine house & headstocks
Bestwood Colliery winding engine house & headstocks
This contains the country's only example of a vertical duplex steam winding engine. Built in 1873 at the Worsley Mesnes Ironworks, Wigan. The pit closed in 1967 and this is now preserved in situ and can be turned slowly by an electrohydraulic winch. This view shows the house to best advantage as there are no trees in the way. The engine is on about six levels inside the building and is an awesome beast. It can't be photographed in one view due to the horizontal subdivision of the building.
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SK5547, 70 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 August, 1987   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 December, 2007
Category
Colliery   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 556 475 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:1.3307N 1:10.2997W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 556 475
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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