Abbey Pumping Station - Leicester :: Shared Description
Abbey Pumping station on corporation road is an ex sewage treatment works at Beaumont Leys. Opened in 1891 the grand Victorian building was designed by Stockdale Harrison (city architect in 1890) and beautifully decorated beam engines were a cause of great civic pride. It continued pumping Leicester's sewage until 1964. Inside are four Gimson compound beam engines, all in working order.
Built here SK5904 : Vulcan Factory
in the late 19th C.
The site, run my Leicester museums also houses science exhibits, several other steam and diesel engines, turbines and even a railway.
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Created: Mon, 5 Dec 2011, Updated: Mon, 5 Dec 2011
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