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Abbey Pumping Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.655 / 52°39'18"N

Longitude: -1.1306 / 1°7'50"W

OS Eastings: 458907

OS Northings: 306723

OS Grid: SK589067

Mapcode National: GBR FHB.C3

Mapcode Global: WHDJB.LJTF

Entry Name: Abbey Pumping Station

Listing Date: 14 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074036

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188624

Location: Leicester, LE4

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: The Resurrection

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/05/2018

SK 50 NE

Abbey Pumping Station

(Formerly listed as Museum of Technology (Former Abbey Sewage works pumping station))

Built in 1891, as sewage works pumping station. Red brick with stone dressings on glazed brick plinth. Slate hipped roof with tent-shaped roof light at ridge with finials.

Large rectangular building of two storeys, wide brick angle pilasters over which stone cornice projects with trglyphs in frieze and aeroteria over. Brick parapet. Stone bands. First floor three large stone three-light Tuscan pilastered windows with console brackets serving as pilasters to lights above, apron frieze below. Central stone pedimented doorway approached by steps with ornate iron lamp standards and flanking semi-circular bay windows with stone panelled pilasters between lights and cornice and parapet.

Contains four beam engines with twenty nine feet beams which were among the last of this type to be built. They were made by Messrs Grimson of Leicester. Inside there are large decorated iron supporting columns.

Lower extension on left. To right tall detached brick chimney with tapered octagonal shafts, decorated stone band near top and stone cornice, stands on large square pedestal with stone entablature.

Listing NGR: SK5890706723

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