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  1. Visited here in 2010 nice little pumping station on Dartmoor .sorry about the rubbish pictures .The pumping station closed in the 1960's.
  2. it was actually a last minute decision to visit this explore. en route home from doing the manton colliery explore i passed the fomer pumping station at bracebridge with a shall i or sha,nt i so a quick turn round of the car i squeezed in behind some twat in a skoda who thought it a very good idea to park across the entrance who then decided to move and the explore was on. Built in 1881 Bracebridge Pumping Station was part of Worksop's new sewage system. It used two steam-driven beam engines (together with a travelling crane) to pump the sewage to the effluent processing facility. The engine was coal-fired, with the coal being brought in from nearby Shireoaks Colliery by boat via the Chesterfield Canal. Like many Victorian pumping stations it was built with no little style, designed in an Italian Romanesque style including ornate cast-iron columns and a spiral staircase. Apparently these remain inside (the columns are most definitely visible on external view). Now Grade II Listed, the building along with 1.33 acres of land is currently bricked yp to prevent access so sorry no interior shots the old pumping station has been like this since it was refurbished many years ago there was talk of turning it into an attraction but nothing has happened yet and possibly wont do for the forseeable future the old pumping station viewed from high hoe road the old beds still filled with water one of the victorian columns can still be seen through the windowless building rising upwards towards the ornate chimney a closer view of the ornate victorian columns the base of the chimney from the back of the pumping house the rear of the pumphouse the rear of the pumphouse and chimney the middle of the chimney with the lightning conductor on the right the top of the chimney and the lightning conductor someone had gained access inside by a rope tied to one of the windows but feeling a bit cream crackered i didnt fancy the tarzan routine so i didnt bother
  3. The original Abbey Mills Pumping Station, in Abbey Lane, London E15, is a sewerage pumping station, designed by engineer Joseph Bazalgette, Edmund Cooper, and architect Charles Driver. It was built between 1865 and 1868. It was designed in a cruciform plan, with an elaborate Byzantine style, described as The Cathedral of Sewage. It has a twin, Crossness Pumping Station, south of the River Thames at Crossness, at the end of the Southern Outfall Sewer. The pumps raised the sewage in the London sewerage system between the two Low Level Sewers and the Northern Outfall Sewer, which was built in the 1860s to carry the increasing amount of sewage produced in London away from the centre of the city. Two Moorish styled chimneys – unused since steam power had been replaced by electric motors in 1933 – were demolished during the Second World War, as they were a landmark for German bombers on raids over the London docks. The building still houses electric pumps – to be used in reserve for the new facility next door. The main building is grade II* listed and there are many grade II listed ancillary buildings, including the stumps of the demolished chimneys. The modern pumping station (Station F) was designed by architects Allies and Morrison. The old building (Station A) has electrical pumps for use as a standby; the modern station is one of the three principal London pumping stations dealing with foul water. One of world's largest installation of drum screens to treat sewage was constructed as part of the Thames Tideway Scheme. The historic pumping station at Abbey Mills is an operational by Thames Water and access is by special pre-booked tour only as you can see this place is still running in standby mode. this building use to house great big pumps all thats left of them is the base's sitting in the water. Same building as above but from higher up and taken in the day. well there you go guys
  4. Streatham Common pumping station was built in 1888 to a Moorish design and survives today on Conyers Road. The pumping station was constructed for the Southwark and Vauxhall Water Company. The company was formed by the merger of the Southwark and Vauxhall Water Companies in 1845 and became part of the publicly owned Metropolitan Water Board in 1903. This was more of a sneaky peek than an explore, I thought I'd post it up anyway as I can't find many pictures online. The pumping station is still in use so every entrance was heavily padlocked. I had to make do with climbing up the windows to get a glimpse of the inside so the pictures aren't great, not helped by filthy windows and piercing orange lights inside one of the rooms. I set every floodlight PIR off in order to get this close, nobody appeared so I carried on regardless. Like I say, not a proper explore as such but it's a beautiful little building that I'd been wanting to see the inside of for ages as it's just down the road from me. I was only able to see lots of control panels so I guess the pumping machinery must be underground. Anyway, here's some sketchy pictures: The control room, as you can see the orange lights made it difficult to photograph.... This was the main circular part of the building, interested to know where those stairs lead to.... This report was brought to you via much alcohol, thanks for looking
  5. A quick Bank Holiday solo visit to this old Pumping Station. Commissioned in 1949, I’m not sure as to when it was decommissioned but it looks like it may have been a while. Its a very small place, basically there’s only two rooms to see but there’s some nice old control panels with plenty of knobs, levers & dials along with some other bits & bob’s. It hasn’t suffered too much from Pikey damage but they have definetaly been there at some point although that looks to have ben a while ago. All in all, it’s not bad for an hour or so and I found a tenner in the room with the scales which was an unexpected bonus and a first on an explore for me! Here are some pics #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12
  6. As far as i can make out, this river pumping station was built with Hams all C in 1956 and closed in 1992. A great little find next to the river and just when you thought Hams Hall had given all it had to give. A Shame the bottom levels are flooded as there is some hugeee pumps down there. Visited With Bubblehead and Voorhees. Cheeky Face Reflection v Thanks for looking
  7. Hi folks Here is my first post, any feedback appreciated, went for a walk in the woods, and stumbled across this Water Tower and Pumping Station (I think its a pumping station had signs all over it DANGER DEEP WELL and was locked unfortunately but grabbed a couple of shots from inside the door had to have a bit of a nose around in the water tower and would have loved to have climbed the external ladder, but thought I would give it a miss as I was on my own! Apologies for the quality of the photographs, taken on a mobile phone until I get a real camera Its the posting that counts though right All got to start somewhere Good job I didn't have a fried breakfast that day, squeezed through ok Danger Deep Well sign, I presume this is a kind of pumping station? Couldn't get in this building unfortunately Looks like a concentration camp! Danger Deep Well (apparently) We're in! Bit of a squeeze! First Floor 2nd floor staircase Access to the roof No idea what this is, answers on a postcard please! Next visit I will climb this to the penthouse roof! Would be some stunning views Keg of Beer? No unfortunately Way in and out Danger High Voltage? Workshop on the ground floor apologies for quality it was dark. Fusebox? Anyone we know? They were right, next stop was up the external ladder to the roof! A peek through the door into the pumping station/deep well. Thanks for looking and hope to bag something a bit bigger and interesting next explore and with a decent camera
  8. T'was a reet nice day out starting with Papplewick Pumping Station which is a reet nice Victorian water pumping station the Engine House holds the original Twin beam Engines which are independent of each other one for pumping the water up from the 200 foot deep well and the other to pump this water to an underground Reservoir again Victorian built with magnificent arch ways, sadly to day this is no longer in use due to the failing of the Reservoir walls where large cracks can be seen from what is thought to be from Deep Coal Mining within the area. on with the pic's since my last few reports have been heavily steeped in history this one is light in comparison (there will be an in-depth historical write up on my blog later). A fountain within the grounds Victorian Craftsmanship at its best. Pressure clocks for one Engine. On the top floor the Twin Beams. Within the Boiler House lives 6 Lancashire Boilers 2 of which are full originals and the other 4 have had some form of work on them in the past. Time for the Victorian Reservoir. A controller gate valve which is controlled from above ground. There will be a full write up and more pictures and video's in my blog some time soon of the running Engines under steam power, if you want a link PM me on here.....Hope you liked the pic's