SK4216 : Calcutta Pit pumping engine house

taken 10 years ago, near to Swannington, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Calcutta Pit pumping engine house.
Calcutta Pit pumping engine house.
A difficult call for classification but it was used for colliery drainage so colliery it is.
According to the late George Watkins the pumping engine was a horizontal tandem compound rotative by Robert Stephenson & Co., No. 328 of 1877. The cylinders were 42" & 72" bores by 8' stroke. It was 125' long including the two pump bobs that were below the head-gear and over the shaft. The flywheel was a monster at 32' It's a shame that it's gone but the house is excellent. It is now used by Roshal Space Consultants (helping people to make the most of their space - not outer space) and is called "Heritage House".
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 2 February, 2008
Category
Colliery   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 420 169 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.9016N 1:22.7005W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 421 168
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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