SJ4912 : Coleham Head Pumping Station - basement

taken 1 year ago, near to Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Great Britain

Coleham Head Pumping Station - basement
Coleham Head Pumping Station - basement
This is Shrewsbury's sewage pumping station and was opened in 1901 with steam pumps. It now uses electric pumps and the steam engines are preserved and their pumps run dry. The two discharge mains run towards the photographer and pass via a large air vessel on their way to the sewage farm. Further back are the discharge valve boxes - two/engine. The disconnected lever on the closest box on the left was part of the mechanism allowing the load to be taken off the engines for starting.

The preservation Trust has only recently started allowing guided tours of part of the basement. These add to the enjoyment of this splendid site.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Shrewsbury 
Former (from Tags)
Sewage Pumping Station 
Primary Subject of Photo
Machinery 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4965 1213 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.2691N 2:44.7960W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4965 1213
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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