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Engine House, Boiler House and Workshop at Papplewick Pumping Station

A Grade II* Listed Building in Papplewick, Nottinghamshire

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Latitude: 53.0633 / 53°3'47"N

Longitude: -1.1319 / 1°7'54"W

OS Eastings: 458274

OS Northings: 352136

OS Grid: SK582521

Mapcode National: GBR 8G7.W3K

Mapcode Global: WHDGD.L87F

Plus Code: 9C5W3V79+87

Entry Name: Engine House, Boiler House and Workshop at Papplewick Pumping Station

Listing Date: 18 October 1971

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265301

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425397

Location: Papplewick, Gedling, Nottinghamshire, NG15

County: Nottinghamshire

Civil Parish: Papplewick

Traditional County: Nottinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Linby with Papplewick

Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham

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SK 55 SE
(west side)
2/134 Engine house, boiler
house and workshop
18.10.71 at Papplewick Pump-
ing Station
G.V. II*
Water pumping station. 1881 by M. O. Tarbotton for Nottingham
Corporation Water Department. Gothic Revival style. Brick with
2 coloured hipped slate roof. Ashlar and moulded brick
dressings. Plinth, moulded sill band and blocking course.
Linked hood moulds. Billeted eaves. Reeded pilasters with
palmette capitals. Cast iron ridges and finials. Windows are
mainly round headed Venetian double lancets with central herms.
East front has balustraded steps to central timber porch with
mansard roof carried on balusters and herms. Round headed
matchboard door with trace red tympanum and hood mould. Above,
central blind balcony and above it, double lancet. South side
has 2 and north side 4 casements in plinth. Each side has 4
double lancets. Roof has diagonally set square ventilation
louvre with slated base and pyramidal roof with finial.
Symmetrical boiler house, 3 bays long by 6 bays wide, has
battered plinth. North side has 6 blind windows. Gabled west
end has 3 round headed openings with pairs of close boarded
doors. Return angles to east have each a blind window. South
side has, to left, 6 bay workshop. To its right, 4 blind
windows. Workshop has at each end 3 and on south side, 6 round
headed cast iron casements. Roof has 4 louvred gabled dormers.
Engine house interior has painted dado with moulded rail.
Dentillated and moulded pivot beam with a pair of moulded square
iron flanking piers on granite plinths. 4 panelled square iron
intermediate piers with elaborate brass ornament and capitals
representing fish, water plants and water birds. On each side, 4
stained glass windows depicting similar subjects. Curved,
patterned iron stair to packing flat and similar stair to beam
pivot level. Heavy bolection moulded roof with queen post
trusses, double purlins and moulded ashlar corbels. Lifting eyes
at each intersection. Fittings include 2 double acting beam
engines, 1884, by James Watt & Co. Pair of hand winches, flow
meter, clock, 2 hanging oil lamps, racks for barring levers and
steel guardrails on iron stanchions. Boiler house has close
boarded door to engine house. Chanelled roof beams on round iron
columns. Triangulated iron roof trusses. Fittings include 3
brick clad Lancashire boilers, 1883, by W. J. Galloway & Sons,
one converted to oil firing, and 3 similar Pillatt Perfect
Combustion Furnaces. The engines, boilers and ancillary
equipment are complete and useable. Workshop has moulded king
post roof with curved brackets. Contents include 2 cylinder
steam engine with loop connecting rod by Thomas Matthews. This
building is one of three pumping stations built in the late C19
to serve Nottingham City. It is the most ornate and complete of
the two which survive. Now a working museum administered by the
Papplewick Pumping Station Trust. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SK5827452136

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