Cold Hesledon


Cold Hesledon is an industrial village in County Durham, located by the A19 and immediately south of Dalton-le-Dale and east of Murton and Dalton Park Retail Outlet. A notable building in Cold Hesledon is Dalton Pumping Station, built in 1879, and a Grade II* listed building. Prior to 1830, Cold Hesledon was a small agricultural community. Then in 1831 a waggonway from South Hetton to Seaham was built through the village. This led to the growth of Cold Hesledon as an industrial village. In the 1880s houses were built for miners from nearby Murton Colliery.[1] These houses have since been replaced by the industrial estate at Cold Hesledon. The remains of the deserted medieval village of Cold Hesledon are located nearby to the east.[2]  

Cold Hesledon is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated a short distance to the east of Murton.

Dalton Pumping Station

Within the village is a large Victorian, Gothic Revival former Water pumping station, designed by Thomas Hawksley for the Sunderland and South Shields Water Company. The engine house contains a pair of 72" single-acting non-rotative Cornish beam engines by Davy Bros of Sheffield, dating from the 1870s when the complex was built. (Pumping engines of this period were more often of a double-acting rotative design (as seen at nearby Ryhope); the use of Cornish engines here seems to be due to the great depth of the well - some 450 feet.) The site suffered for many years from subsidence due to nearby mine workings; this in part led to the engines being decommissioned in the 1940s, and to the demolition in the 1960s of the striking campanile-like top section of the central tower/chimney. (The surviving chimney tower at Bestwood Notts., by the same architect, is of an almost identical design.)

The pumping station site was bought in 1995 with a view by its owners to transform it into a pub; however the building became Grade II* listed, which allegedly stopped its development. Other options are now being explored by the owners.

Other notable landmarks

Nearby is Dalton Tower, a ruined tower house.

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