SK5748 : Bestwood Pumping Station [4]

taken 5 years ago, 3 km from Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Bestwood Pumping Station [4]
Bestwood Pumping Station [4]
Part of the pump house at Bestwood Pumping Station showing some of the architectural details. Completed in 1874, Bestwood Pumping Station was purpose-built to supply clean water to Nottingham. Constructed in a mixture of Victorian Gothic and Italianate architectural styles, the main building housed two beam engines that drew water from two wells sunk into the gravel beds below.
The 172 feet (52 m) high chimney is cleverly concealed in a mock bell tower. The site ceased to operate as a pumping station in 1964, and after standing derelict for over 35 years was restored as the Lakeside Tower Restaurant and Spa.
The pump house and boiler house are listed, grade II*, with details at: LinkExternal link
The Bestwood site contains several other listed features, two lodges, the landscaped ornamental cooling pond, several cast iron lamps and the boundary walls.
The site is also on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens and there is much history and detail at: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 31 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 16 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  Industry  Water resources 
Primary Subject of Photo
Building Detail 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5792 4824 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:1.6993N 1:8.2707W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5791 4822
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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