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Dock Road Pumping Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.2548 / 53°15'17"N

Longitude: -2.5156 / 2°30'56"W

OS Eastings: 365695

OS Northings: 373215

OS Grid: SJ656732

Mapcode National: GBR BZWS.5Y

Mapcode Global: WH99C.BGB4

Plus Code: 9C5V7F3M+WP

Entry Name: Dock Road Pumping Station

Listing Date: 27 November 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1240202

English Heritage Legacy ID: 438310

Location: Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester, CW9

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Northwich

Built-Up Area: Northwich

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Witton (or Northwich) St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

(west side)
Dock Road Pumping


Sewage pump house. 1910. Rustic brick with blue-brick and ashlar
dressings; flat roof behind crenellated parapet. Circular; single
storey. Chamfered blue-brick plinth band. Round-arched, quoined
doorway faces Weir Street and has boarded double doors with ornamental
strap hinges. Flanking the doorway are square rain-water pipes with
decorative hoppers. Set around the building are seven 8-pane windows
with chamfered sills and voussoired, round arches; each is set in a
recessed panel with blue-brick offset bands below and above. Nosed
string course beneath crenellated parapet with flat copings.

Interior: two 3-cylinder pumps by Hayward Tyler and Co. of London and
two engines by Crossley Bros. Ltd. of Manchester. The machinery dates
from 1910 and was originally gas-fuelled.

Rare example of a gas-powered pumping station for sewage treatment.

Listing NGR: SJ6569573215

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

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