SK3155 : Leawood Pumphouse Boilers

taken 7 years ago, near to Holloway, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Leawood Pumphouse Boilers
Leawood Pumphouse Boilers
Leawood pumphouse is a preserved grade II* listed building. Built in 1849 to supply water to the Cromford Canal from the Derwent below.

The non rotating beam engine was designed and erected by Graham and Company of Milton Works, Elsecar.Inside is a single cylinder beam engine attached to a large plunger. Steam is supplied by two Midland Railway boilers from 1900.

Water is drawn from the River Derwent tunnel to a reservoir in the basement. It is then lifted and discharged into the canal.

The pumphouse worked continuously from 1849 until 1944 when the canal closed. It was restored in 1979 by the Cromford Canal Society and is run periodically.

Nearby is Middleton top engine which winched up railway wagons.
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Date Taken
Monday, 31 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 31 October, 2011
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3150 5568 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.8440N 1:31.8618W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3150 5567
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