TQ3182 : Old wind pump base and pump house, New River Head

taken 5 years ago, near to Finsbury, Islington, Great Britain

Old wind pump base and pump house, New River Head
Old wind pump base and pump house, New River Head
Both the round building and the one behind and to the left are grade II listed. The round one is the base of a wind pump, built about 1708, around 100 years after the New River was completed, to pump water up to a higher level reservoir to improve water distribution around London. It seems to have been unsatisfactory, and was replaced around 1720 by horse gins until the age of steam kicked in. In 1768 power for pumping was taken over by a steam engine housed in the large building. The engine was replaced and the building altered over the years, it no longer houses any machinery.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 March, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 22 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3124 8276 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.7104N 0:6.5683W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 31207 82741
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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