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Lightmoor Colliery Pump House
Lightmoor Works, Ruspidge

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Grade II

Risk Category 1

Conservation Area? No

Having once been the pump and engine house for Lightmoor Colliery, built c. 1840, this deteriorating souvenir of the Forest of Dean's industrial history is now surrounded by a working timber works. Indeed, it is the last pumping engine house that survives in the Forest of Dean.

A structural survey has been carried out and it would appear that the remaining joist and roof truss ends are still sound, having been originally encased in metal 'shoes'. The future of the building is uncertain but discussions have been had regarding it's possible conversion into a dwelling, but given the existing context that would be difficult to achieve. The physical setting itself, without the timber yard, is, however, rather lovely, with views over a lake and Forestry Commission land.

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