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Report - Ledston Luck Colliery winding houses July 2011

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Tassadar, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Tassadar

    Tassadar 28DL Full Member
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    Visited with Tcake, Thestig Nic81 & non member.
    Now i knwotheres not much in either these but it has a certain charm, i must admit for falling for the place a bit

    Historys (nicked of tinterwebs)​

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    Winding house 1 on left of picture 2 on the right

    English Heritage list this:

    "Winding house, the western of a pair. Dated 1911 on the parapet. Red brick
    with sandstone dressings, roof concealed by a parapet. Square plan. Single
    vessel with appearance of 2 storeys, in Free Classical style. Symmetrical.
    Sandstone ashlar plinth; slightly-recessed centre between corner pylons; in
    the centre a wide semicircular archway with banded convex moulding framing a
    segmental-headed doorway with double doors, above this a 6-light mullioned
    window divided into three pairs by triangular king mullions rising from
    corbels below the sill and terminating in block corbels to a moulded cornice,
    a high parapet above this displaying in the centre a shouldered panel
    inscribed" A D . The corner pylons each have a recessed centre with a
    1911"
    3-stage, 6-light window with an apron below and in the parapet above a raised
    panel with swags at the head, the parapet stepped up behind this. The left
    (north) side has openings for the drive cables to the winding gear; the south
    side has inter alia a 3-stage, 15-light window, and the rear a 6-light
    window. In front, to the road, a rectangular garden is enclosed by a brick
    wall with stone coping, with 2 steps down, linked to a similar front wall
    stepped up to frame a gate with wrought-iron gates in Art Nouveau style."


    The West Winding House known as "Up Draft" in it's Hayday,

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    Stolen google image fo the old winder
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    Powered by Yorkshire Electric Power Company so proud links to my current employer

    Number 2 winder is described by English heritage:

    "Winding house, the eastern of a pair. 1911 (date on Winder No. 1). Red
    brick with sandstone dressings, corrugated asbestos roof. Rectangular plan.
    Single vessel with storeyed appearance, raised over a basement. Free.
    Classical style. South front with recessed centre between corner pylons; a
    flight of steps to an off-centre doorway in Tudor style, to the right of this
    a large 3-stage 12-light mullion and transom window; moulded cornice to stone
    parapet between the pylons. Pylons have short angle-buttresses with stone
    weathering, a 3-light mullioned window in each side, a high embattled parapet
    with a small raised panel. Left (west) side wall has a pseudo-pylon to the
    rear corner, a round-headed window in the centre; rear has 3 very large
    segmental-headed windows with small panes; (various additions here and to the
    east side not included in the item)"


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    Thanks for looking, a little more on flickr

    Please also see Thestig & Nics excellent report too
     

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