ST6416 : Sherborne Steam and Water Wheel Centre

near to Sherborne, Dorset, Great Britain

Sherborne Steam and Water Wheel Centre
Sherborne Steam and Water Wheel Centre
This building is the original Sherborne water works of 1869 with its large breast shot water wheel that drove reciprocating pumps. The wheel is 26' diameter and had to be totally rebuilt in 2007/8. The original axle, bearings and ring gear were reused. The wheel is seen to the left of the sign.

The steam part of the title was added in 2012 when a steam engine was commissioned on the site in a new purpose built building.
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2012
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 7 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Water resources 
Former (from Tags)
Pumping Station 
Place (from Tags)
Sherborne 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6460 1690 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:57.0263N 2:30.3189W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6459 1689
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Water Wheel  Water Works  Museum 

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