SK5806 : Abbey Pumping Station

taken 7 years ago, near to Leicester, Great Britain

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Abbey Pumping Station
Abbey Pumping Station
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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Date Taken
Friday, 27 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 27 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5889 0671 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.2957N 1:7.8521W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5887 0671
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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