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Pump House

A Grade II Listed Building in Elvaston, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8929 / 52°53'34"N

Longitude: -1.3918 / 1°23'30"W

OS Eastings: 441015

OS Northings: 333003

OS Grid: SK410330

Mapcode National: GBR 7GP.NXS

Mapcode Global: WHDH1.LKG2

Entry Name: Pump House

Listing Date: 11 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096399

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83017

Location: Elvaston, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE72

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Elvaston

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Elvaston-cum-Thulston-cum-Ambaston St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

2/31 (West Side)
Pump House
Pump house. Early C19, built for the Earl of Harrington and
probably designed by William Barron, with later alterations.
Red brick on stone plinth with stone dressings. Red tile roof
with strange parapets to side walls which curve in at eaves
level and curve out again to top, plus flush parapets to gable
walls with curved top rising to a central point. Both side and
gable wall parapets have been slightly lowered and capped with
engineering bricks. Single storey and single bay with
waterwheel to east side. South elevation has chamfered trefoil
headed doorcase with plank door and cinquefoil headed niche
over, with a large 'H' topped by a coronet, within. North and
west elevations have cinquefoil headed single light chamfered
windows. East side has a cast iron waterwheel with wooden
paddles and wooden rim. This is surrounded by a C20 brick wall
with iron railings to top. The original pump is still housed
inside the building. This was probably the first of a series of
similar buildings erected during the creation of the lavish
gardens designed by William Barron from 1830-1860, which are
included in the Derbyshire Historic Gardens Register at Grade
II*. In his diary William Barron records that work on the lake
and on the water supplies were among his first projects.

Listing NGR: SK4101533003

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