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Pair of Beam Engine Houses with Linking Boiler House at Deptford Sewage Pumping Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenwich, London

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Latitude: 51.4772 / 51°28'37"N

Longitude: -0.0184 / 0°1'6"W

OS Eastings: 537708

OS Northings: 177216

OS Grid: TQ377772

Mapcode National: GBR L1.L1J

Mapcode Global: VHGR7.M4MG

Entry Name: Pair of Beam Engine Houses with Linking Boiler House at Deptford Sewage Pumping Station

Listing Date: 16 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1213334

English Heritage Legacy ID: 397899

Location: Greenwich, London, SE10

County: London

District: Greenwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Greenwich West

Built-Up Area: Greenwich

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Greenwich St Alfege

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

(west side)

Pair of beam engine
TQ 3777 25/602 houses with linking
boiler house at Deptford
Sewage Pumping Station


Pair of beam engine houses with linking boiler house. Opened 1865 and designed
by Sir J W Bazalgette; extended 1905. English bond grey brick with limestone
dressings; shallow-pitched hipped Welsh slate roofs. Italianate style. Each
2-storey beam house is of 3 by 5 bays and is articulated by giant order of Tuscan
pilasters rising to parapet with moulded stone cornice. Each main elevation
has steps with cast-iron railings which rise to panelled double doors set in
classical architrave with cornice above overlight. Square-headed stone-corniced
windows to ground floor and sem-circular arched windows to upper floor, all
with small panes to cast-iron casements. Louvred lantern finials to roofs.
Beam engine house extended to south in matching style in 1905. One-storey boiler
house has similar casements set in semi-circular arched window architraves to
front and 8-bay arcade of semi-circular arches on moulded imposts to rear, whence
coal was brought via the coal sheds (q.v.); continuous strip clerestory light
to roof. Interior: roofs of slate on wooden plank construction are supported
by wrought-iron trusses. Part of Sir J W Bazalgette's drainage scheme for London,
pumping sewage from the three main south London sewers up to the level of the
southern outfall sewer.

Listing NGR: TQ3770877216

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