ST5087 : Pump House, Sudbrook

taken 8 years ago, near to Sudbrook, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Pump House, Sudbrook
Pump House, Sudbrook
Viewed from Sudbrook Road. The pump house is at the northern edge of a large pumping station containing several buildings. The purpose of the station is to pump water from the Severn Tunnel. About half of the tunnel's 7 km length is below the River Severn. However, the main source of water leakage into the tunnel is from The Great Spring, a freshwater watercourse beneath the Severn.
In 1879, during the construction of the Severn Tunnel, the works were completely inundated by The Great Spring flooding in at a rate of 360,000 gallons per hour.

The pumps, originally steam powered, have been electrically powered since 1962.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 September, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 506 874 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.9968N 2:42.8618W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 506 874
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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