Site Of "resolution" Steam Engine, Shaft And Tunnel, Coalbrookdale
- HER Number (PRN): 28223
- Site Name : Site Of "resolution" Steam Engine, Shaft And Tunnel, Coalbrookdale
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- Grid Reference: SJ 6694 0495
- Brief Description: Site of “Resolution”, the Boulton and Watt steam engine installed in 1781, to pump water from Boring Mill Pool to Upper Furnace Pool.
- Description: Site of “Resolution”, the Boulton and Watt steam engine installed in 1781. The 1801 description says that the engine had, “ a cylinder 67 inches Diameter & that of the boyler 22ft the two working barrells or pumps are 26 inches Diar, each, & discharge 315 Gallons of water each stroke & which is at the rate of 2235 Gallons Pr minute, & perhaps one of the largest Engines ever erected, its daily consumption of Coal reckoning 24 hours to the day is 200 hundred weight. The beam is of an amazing strength being compos’d of 8 large oak trees, …which is supported by a strong cast Metal Gudgeon or pivot…” (Anon 1801:13). ->
-> According to this description, Resolution was pumping water from the Boring Mill Pool, through a tunnel (MY 53506), and then lifting it vertically through a shaft 120ft deep (MY 28502), to be eventually returned via the stream to the Upper Furnace Pool. The water from the engine was also powering the wheel of the Corn Mill (PRN 07268) before running on to the Upper Furnace Pool. In 1821 the engine was partly dismantled. The engine is not shown on the map of 1838. <1>
- Record Type: Monument
(01) Field survey report: Clark C & Alfrey Judith. 1986. Coalbrookdale: Nuffield Survey, First Interim Report. Ironbridge Inst Res Pap. 04. p53-54, MY 28501, MY 28502, MY 53506.
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- Date Created: 23/08/2011 15:30:55
- Date Last Edited: 23/08/2011 16:00:20