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Water Pumping House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ormskirk, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.571 / 53°34'15"N

Longitude: -2.8956 / 2°53'44"W

OS Eastings: 340790

OS Northings: 408643

OS Grid: SD407086

Mapcode National: GBR 8W64.XM

Mapcode Global: WH86H.HHDQ

Entry Name: Water Pumping House

Listing Date: 1 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297315

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386398

Location: West Lancashire, Lancashire, L39

County: Lancashire

District: West Lancashire

Town: West Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Knowsley

Built-Up Area: Ormskirk

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Aughton Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


663-1/4/159 (East side)
Water Pumping House


Water pumping house. Dated 1870 over doorway; altered.
Red brick in English bond with sandstone dressings and slate
roofs on 2 levels.
T-plan formed by main range on approx. east-west axis with
double-pile range (possibly the former boiler house) across
east end. Jacobethan style.
The main range has a basement and one tall storey with the
appearance of 2 storeys, a gabled 1-window facade and 2-window
The facade has a small raised terrace approached by a small
flight of steps, wide corner pilasters with quoined corners, a
moulded cornice and a large shaped gable; a large
square-headed doorway with a heavy stone architrave including
an arcaded entablature and cresting with a shield lettered
"SALUS PER UNDAS 1870", and above this a mullion-and-transom
8-light window.
The sides have shaped gables to the corner pilsters and to a
raised centre, and between these similar 8-light windows on
both floors.
The range to the rear is single-storeyed, with a corbel table
and cornice, coupled shaped gables and large round-headed
archways with banded surrounds (one a doorway and the other
altered as a window); and its rear wall has windows in similar
INTERIOR: altered machinery pumping water from 2 bore holes.
An unusual building of striking architectural appearance,
reflecting Victorian awareness of the historical significance
of public water supplies; forms group with associated lodge

Listing NGR: SD4079008643

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