SP9112 : Tringford Pumping Station, Wendover Arm, Grand Union Canal

taken 8 years ago, near to New Mill, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Tringford Pumping Station, Wendover Arm, Grand Union Canal
Tringford Pumping Station, Wendover Arm, Grand Union Canal
The Tringford Pumping station opened in 1818, its purpose (together with other pumping stations) being to maintain the water-level in the Grand Union Canal at its summit in the Chiltern Hills.

Water was channelled through underground tunnels to wells situated directly beneath the pumping station, from where a large steam-powered Boulton & Watt beam pump raised it into the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal (currently, up to 4 million gallons daily are pumped). The water then flowed by gravity to the Tring Summit section of the Grand Union Canal at Bulborne Junction. The original beam pump remained in operation for over a century before it was replaced by modern equipment, the pumping station (sadly) being altered including demolition of its chimney. Today it looks very shabby.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 September, 2009
Category
Canal building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 918 129 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.4543N 0:40.1945W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 917 129
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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