Hartlepool in County Durham, England, United Kingdom
Throston Engine House
Throston Engine House was built 1838-1840 to accommodate a steam winding engine which hauled the coal wagons of the Stockton and Hartlepool Railway up 14 feet (4.3 metres) to the staiths of the Hartlepool Railway, at 3d (old pence) per ton of coal. This made it 1d (old penny) a ton more expensive to bring coal to Hartlepool on the Stockton and Hartlepool Railway than on the Hartlepool Railway. The Stockton and Hartlepool Railway found this arrangement unsatisfactory and so built its own dock at West Hartlepool in 1847.
Built of Magnesian limestone in a neo-classical style the roof was originally flat and carried a water tank. After the engine became redundant in 1847 the site was used as a reservoir. During the Second World War (1939-1945) it was a water softening plant.
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Railway and Dock Plan 1840
Seal of the Hartlepool Dock and Railway Company. A coal train approaches the docks.
Location. 54° 42.109′ N, 1° 11.825′ W. Marker is in Hartlepool, England, in County Durham. Marker is at the intersection of W View Road and Thorpe Street, on the right when traveling west on W View Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hartlepool, England TS24 0EQ, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Docks & Coal Staiths (here, next to this marker); Headland (a few steps from this marker); Seaton Tower Lighthouse (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Naval Gun 4 inch (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); 6 inch Gun (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Naval & Anti Aircraft Gun (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Malta Gun (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Ropes (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartlepool.
Also see . . . Hartlepool History Then & Now - Throston Engine House. (Submitted on November 5, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.