SE0210 : Redbrook engine house

taken 5 years ago, near to Bleak Hey Nook, Oldham, Great Britain

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Redbrook engine house
Redbrook engine house
This housed a stationary steam engine used in the construction of the Standedge canal tunnel around 1800. Work on the tunnel proceeded from several shafts and the workings had to be constantly drained of water by steam-driven pumps.

There is a large spoil heap to the right of the engine house but the subsequent boring of the railway tunnels produced the bulk of this.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 22 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Uplands  Derelict, Disused  Canals  Moorland 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0250 1021 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.3080N 1:57.8224W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0250 1021
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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