• Description

    "Water pumping station, disused. 1873-79, by Thomas Hawksley, engineer to the Sunderland and South Shields Water Company. Brick with sandstone dressings and slate hipped roof. Symmetrical axial plan with lateral rear boiler houses and integral chimney and stair tower between. Venetian Gothic Revival style. 2 storeys and basement; 1-window range.....The engine was the only Cornish engine to use superheated steam; the entablature columns are identical to those at Tees Cottage, 1902 (SAM). The original top stage of the chimney had a 3-light window, as the engine house, to the top of the stair, a section of roof and a narrower further stage with 3-light blind windows, and a final section of sloping roof, with iron crest. Formerly set in an ornamental park with four cooling ponds, with 6 houses for the staff. The design is similar to that of Hawksley's Springfield, 1882 (qv). The high grading reflects the considerable architectural quality of the building, as well as the survival of the original Cornish pumping engines....."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

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  • Further information

    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1277461
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 6 years, 5 months ago
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