TQ4478 : Crossness Ridgeway: Plumstead penstock house

taken 4 years ago, near to Woolwich, Greenwich, Great Britain

Crossness Ridgeway: Plumstead penstock house
Crossness Ridgeway: Plumstead penstock house
This is a pumping station that raises the Southern Outfall Sewer from underground to a pair of pipes running above natural ground level within the Ridgeway embankment. See also TQ4478 : Griffin Manor Way penstock house.

"It is essential that the Penstock House is operational at all times, in particular whenever the Thames Barrier is in operation, to prevent flooding." (source: LinkExternal link )
Plumstead-Crossness Ridgeway
Not to be confused with the ancient track also known as the Ridgeway, this is a public path along the top of London's Southern Outfall sewer where it runs inside an embankment for about 5km from Plumstead to the sewage treatment works at Crossness. See LinkExternal link for the walking route, and LinkExternal link for the sewer itself.

After several years when it became overgrown and nearly impassable in places, Greenwich council upgraded their section of the Ridgeway in 2015. The Bexley section remains unimproved at the time of writing.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 24 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Waste, Waste management 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4489 7884 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.3970N 0:5.1336E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4489 7886
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Penstocks  Sewerage 

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