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Crossness Pumping Station

A Grade I Listed Building in Thamesmead East, London

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Latitude: 51.5091 / 51°30'32"N

Longitude: 0.1384 / 0°8'18"E

OS Eastings: 548497

OS Northings: 181080

OS Grid: TQ484810

Mapcode National: GBR R0.PKS

Mapcode Global: VHHNL.CB1F

Plus Code: 9F32G45Q+M9

Entry Name: Crossness Pumping Station

Listing Date: 24 June 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064241

English Heritage Legacy ID: 198633

Location: Thamesmead, Bexley, London, SE28

County: London

District: Bexley

Electoral Ward/Division: Thamesmead East

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Greenwich

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Thamesmead

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

Tagged with: Sewerage pumping station

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Crossness Pumping Station
TQ 48 SE 1/1 24.6.70.
Opened 4 April 1865. Engineer: Joseph Bazalgette. Two storeys, yellow brick.
Three-one-three bays divided by pilasters; the windows simple Romanesque style
with 3 round headed lights. Machicolated cornice between the pilasters, cornice
across all above this. Punctuated capped parapet. Three jointed one storey
parallel gabled ranges at right angles to main block. The gable ends have
black round arches containing a three light window (each with round head).
Circular window in tympanum side elevation with series of joined round headed
Interior: Important cast iron architectural treatment and 4 colossal beam
engines by James Watt and Co.
Reference: Architectural Review December 1969. Article by John Smith with
photographs and engraving.

Listing NGR: TQ4849781080

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