SU7273 : Inside the Turbine House, Blakes Lock

taken 7 years ago, near to Reading, Great Britain

Inside the Turbine House, Blakes Lock
Inside the Turbine House, Blakes Lock
A redundant part of Reading's sewage pumping station, opened in 1873 to transfer sewage to a treatment works outside the town. Some of the later pumps and turbines are on display, now as part of the Riverside Museum LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) . The building projects out into the River Kennet - the exterior is shown here SU7273 : Blake's Lock pumping station .
The turbines used the flow of the river Kennet to generate power - the bulk of the machinery was below the floor. In the 1950s they were superseded by electric pumps housed in an adjacent building, still operated by Thames Water (Information from board in museum).
The Turbine and Pump House is a grade II listed building - for architectural information see LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 June, 2010
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Pumping station (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7251 7349 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.3454N 0:57.4679W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7251 7349
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