SK3155 : Leawood Pumphouse

near to Holloway, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Leawood Pumphouse
Leawood Pumphouse
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 through a 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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