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London Hydraulic Power Company Station with Number 37

A Grade II* Listed Building in St Katharine's & Wapping, Tower Hamlets

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Latitude: 51.5075 / 51°30'26"N

Longitude: -0.0517 / 0°3'6"W

OS Eastings: 535310

OS Northings: 180527

OS Grid: TQ353805

Mapcode National: GBR J9.PNL

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.2C1Q

Plus Code: 9C3XGW4X+X8

Entry Name: London Hydraulic Power Company Station with Number 37

Listing Date: 27 September 1973

Last Amended: 2 December 1977

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242419

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206335

Location: St. Katharine's and Wapping, Tower Hamlets, London, E1W

County: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: St Katharine's & Wapping

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Peter London Docks

Church of England Diocese: London

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London Hydraulic power
Company Station with No 37


1890, dated. Red brick with slated and glazed roofs. Single storey with two towers. Arched windows with keystone, pedimented gables. The rear tower has a panelled base and cornice but is plain above; the front one is taller with pedimented windows at eaves level. No 37 is dated. 1891 in gable, Red brief; with string courses at cill level, slate roof. Two or three storeys, two windows 1.1, each is a paired sash, Arched entrance to right, Stepped gable with double arched window, dormer to right also another stepped gable. This was the Station Superintendent' house. The buildings have landmark and group value but more important is the historic and technological interest of the machinery still in situ and working order. This station was the last working of the London hydraulic Power Company and functional from 1893 to June 1977. Among the remaining plant are:-
1. Electrically driven pumps dating from the 1950's
2. Two accumulator towers,
3. Two large cast-iron tanks for clean and dirty water
4. Fittings of the inlet and filtration plants
5. 'Cast-iron hydraulic mains of 6", 7" and 8" diameter with their usual fitments

All except item 1 are original. Wapping Wall is the last remaining fully fitted hydraulic power station in Britain and the grading reflects its importance.

Listing NGR: TQ3531080527

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