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Claverton Pumping Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Claverton, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3783 / 51°22'41"N

Longitude: -2.3015 / 2°18'5"W

OS Eastings: 379109

OS Northings: 164398

OS Grid: ST791643

Mapcode National: GBR 0QL.DYB

Mapcode Global: VH96N.2M49

Entry Name: Claverton Pumping Station

Listing Date: 14 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214608

English Heritage Legacy ID: 399483

Location: Claverton, Bath and North East Somerset, BA2

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Claverton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


7/58 Claverton Pumping Station


Pumping Station. Designed by John Rennie and erected by Fox of Bristol, for the
Kennet and Avon Canal Company. Opened 1813; ceased function in 1952 but
restored 1969-75. Consists of the pump house at the west and the wheel house to
the east. Pump house: ashlar and hipped slate roof; single round-headed door
and casement window in south gable end; the west elevation has 3 round-headed
windows on the ground floor, 3 square headed casements on the first floor and a
plank door at the right. The wheel house projects to the west: weather-boarded
sides with 2 casement windows; ashlar east gable with 2 round-headed doors
flanking a segmental headed door. The breast shot water wheel (17'6" in diameter
and 11'11" wide, and now seemingly in 2 parts as altered by the Great Western
Railway Co. in 1902-03) provides drive to 2 cast iron working beams which operate
lift and force pumps. (Leaflet available on site. Buchanan and Cossons, The
Industrial Archaeology of the Bristol Region, 1969).

Listing NGR: ST7910964398

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