TA0429 : Springhead Pumping Station

taken 7 years ago, near to Anlaby, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Springhead Pumping Station
Springhead Pumping Station
Seen from the playing fields to the east, the pumping station was built in 1862-4 by Thomas Dale. Pevsner describes it as 'Italianate, of red brick with white brick and stone dressings, L-shaped south front of two storeys, five bays with pairs of round-arched windows divided by pilasters. Projecting central bay with pediment and octagonal lantern above. The 120ft (37 metre) chimney was removed in 1957. Spectacular interior. An open hall rising through two storeys contains a vast Cornish beam engine, 1876, supported on four massive Roman Doric cast-iron columns'.

For some years it housed the Yorkshire Water Museum, now closed; apparently the interior has been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair and dereliction, which seems a shame.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 5 February, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 6 February, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 0418 2944 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:45.0555N 0:25.2930W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 0425 2944
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