SK2625 : Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, AB Engine House Packing Platform

taken 3 months ago, near to Stretton, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, AB Engine House Packing Platform
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, AB Engine House Packing Platform
The main pumping plant at Claymills consists of four Woolf compound, rotative, beam pumping engines built in 1885 by Gimson and Company of Leicester. They are labelled A, B, C and D and are these are arranged in mirror image pairs, in two separate engine houses.

This is a view from the packing platform looking down on the cylinder covers of the recently restored B engine. The smaller diameter cylinder is the high-pressure cylinder whilst the larger one is the low-pressure cylinder. The piston rods head vertically through the image and, on the far side of the cylinders, is the valve chest with the steam and exhaust valves for the top end of the cylinder.
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station
Claymills Pumping Station is a former steam-powered, sewage pumping station on the north side of Burton upon Trent, now restored as a museum and visitor attraction. It was built between 1884 and 1886 and used to pump sewage caused by the brewing industry in Burton-upon-Trent to the sewage farm at Egginton. It is designated as a Grade II* listed building (Historic England List entry Number: 1038427 LinkExternal link ); one of only three pumping stations of this size and completeness to survive in England.
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Saturday, 13 May, 2017   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 17 May, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  Industry  Waste, Waste management 
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Indoor 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 262 258 [100m precision]
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