SP3684 : Hawkesbury engine house

taken 37 years ago, near to Hawkesbury, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Hawkesbury engine house
Hawkesbury engine house
The engine house was built by the Coventry Canal Company in the early 19th century to house an engine to pump water supply for the canal. A Newcomen atmospheric engine was installed in 1821 and later the building was extended to house a further engine installed in 1837. By the 20th century, alternative water supplies were available and the engines were rarely used after 1913. The second engine was sold for scrap in WWII and the earliest was not removed until 1963, when the Newcomen Society rehoused it in the Thomas Newcomen Museum at Dartmouth.

At the time of the photo, a fair bit of the roof seems to be missing. A comparative 2008 photo ( SP3684 : The Engine House at Hawkesbury Junction, Warwickshire ) shows the changes since 1981.
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E Gammie   (find more nearby)
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Date Taken
1981   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 March, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3622 8465 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:27.5163N 1:28.1027W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3623 8461
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Grade II Listed  Industrial Heritage 

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