Fanhouse and associated structures at Skelton Park disused iron mine - List Entry

  • Description

    "....Skelton Park Pit was originally ventilated using a furnace at the bottom of the upcast shaft. In 1882 a steam powered Schiele fan was installed at the top of the shaft, the total installation (machinery, fan house and modifications to the shaft) costing £2382. The Schiele fan design was invented in 1863 and was the first of the fast rotating, small diameter fans that came to predominate mine ventilation by the early C20. When first installed it could draw 200,000 cubic ft air per min. (over 5.6 million litres) through the mine with the 12 feet (3.7m) diameter fan running at 159 rpm. In circa 1910 the fan was converted to electrical power...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 4 months ago
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