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Rye Common Pumping Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Stanstead St Margarets, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7819 / 51°46'54"N

Longitude: -0.0016 / 0°0'5"W

OS Eastings: 537950

OS Northings: 211137

OS Grid: TL379111

Mapcode National: GBR KC1.6FF

Mapcode Global: VHGPP.XGJV

Entry Name: Rye Common Pumping Station

Listing Date: 30 September 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1084379

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355844

Location: Stanstead St. Margarets, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Stanstead St Margarets

Built-Up Area: Hoddesdon

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Great Amwell with St Margaret's

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 3lNW (east side)

St Margarets
5/4 Rye Common Pumping


Pumping Station. 1882, converted to electricity 1935 (HCC Sites
and Monuments Record) for New River Company. Yellow brick with
buff gauged arches and Portland stone brackets to hipped red tile
roofs. A dramatic design of 3 pavillions stepping down the
embankment of the New River. Tallest at the top designed as the
engine house has clasping corner pilasters with stone used for
necking band and continuous torus string course below the wide
eaves and giant curved stone brackets. On S front an arched
single-storey cloister with entrances. Above, 2 large
rectangular recesses each with 2 slender round headed window with
small panes in cast iron frames. On narrower E and W sides a
tall arched recess has similar windows. Lower middle pavilion on
N side has similar giant eaves brackets, a rectangular recessed
panel on E with 2 square headed windows. Along road frontage a
low projecting ornamental building with stone parapet and central
gable with circular window. On N a lower pavillion with hipped
red roof and 3 arched openings on E the central one a door with
radial fanlight. Narrow 1-bay building attached on N with large
glazed lantern over hipped roof. Single arched window on E.

Listing NGR: TL3795011137

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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