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Surrey Street Pumping Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Croydon, London

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Latitude: 51.3721 / 51°22'19"N

Longitude: -0.1021 / 0°6'7"W

OS Eastings: 532202

OS Northings: 165385

OS Grid: TQ322653

Mapcode National: GBR GX.8Y9

Mapcode Global: VHGRL.5RWZ

Plus Code: 9C3X9VCX+V5

Entry Name: Surrey Street Pumping Station

Listing Date: 27 April 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079248

English Heritage Legacy ID: 201300

Location: Croydon, London, CR0

County: London

District: Croydon

Electoral Ward/Division: Fairfield

Built-Up Area: Croydon

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Croydon

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

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TQ 3265 1005-/9/10001 Surrey Street
Pumping Station

Pumping Station. Built in 4 phases. Earliest Engine House, 1851,
by Cox, with further engine house of 1862 by Baldwin Latham,
further extension of 1876-7 by Smith of South Norwood to house
a compound horizontal engine and further extension of 1912. 1851
building is popularly supposed to be the converted and
transported West Croydon atmospheric railway station's engine
house of 1845. In fact it was the two Maudsley engines which were
moved, though it is possible some of the quoins were re-used.
Neo-Tudor style. Brown brick with stone quoins. Slate roof. 2
storeys over tall brick plinth - 5-lightstone oriel window on
west gable wall with date plaques over. North front has 2 3-light
windows on each floor with 4 centred heads and labels. Single
dormer. Gable over left hand windows. To the north is the engine
house of 1862 by C Baldwin Latham in castellated Gothic style.
Built of stock brick with polychrome brown brick and stone
dressings. 2 storeys over tall brick plinth with octagonal
castellated tower at north end. This has pseudo-machicolations
windows, and lancet . North front has 2 3-light windows,
casements with leaded lights, on each floor with pointed heads,
polychrome voussoirs and zigzag decoration in 3 colours of brick
(yellow, red and black). Castellated parapet with pseudo-
machicolations. Buttresses. Concrete door surround dated 1954.
South addition of 1872 by J Walker, stock brick with stone
1 storey 5 windows. Recessed window bays with step up to door in
North bay under gable. South face has gable with occulis and 2
lancets. West addition of 1912 in stock brick and red brick with
slate roof.
[See "Buildings of England: South London" p216 Aubrey Wilson
"London Industrial Heritage" 1967 p117]

Listing NGR: TQ3220365379

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