TQ3580 : London Hydraulic Power Company, Wapping Pumping Station

taken 7 years ago, near to Stepney, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

London Hydraulic Power Company, Wapping Pumping Station
London Hydraulic Power Company, Wapping Pumping Station
Built 1892 with six sets of 200 horsepower inverted vertical triple expansion steam pumping engines producing hydraulic power at 750 psi. In 1926 the station was extended and a steam turbine set installed for base load operation. Then in the postwar period the steam plant was replaced by 5 electically driven pumps and the old accumulators were taken out of use.

This view shows the supply well at the bottom edge. The boiler house with cast iron feed tanks is closest. The remain s of the chimney are in the angle between boiler and pump houses. Peeking over the top of the pump house is the accumulator tower. This site is now a cafe and gallery and is well worth a visit.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Wapping 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3529 8052 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4454N 0:3.1190W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3527 8051
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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