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The Pump and Turbine House

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, Reading

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Latitude: 51.4558 / 51°27'20"N

Longitude: -0.9577 / 0°57'27"W

OS Eastings: 472513

OS Northings: 173492

OS Grid: SU725734

Mapcode National: GBR QPF.YL

Mapcode Global: VHDWT.CN1V

Entry Name: The Pump and Turbine House

Listing Date: 10 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321867

English Heritage Legacy ID: 39271

Location: Reading, RG1

County: Reading

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Built-Up Area: Reading

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Reading St John the Evangelist and St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

Blakes Lock Sewage
Pumping Station
The Pump and Turbine
SU 7273 7/602
Pump and Turbine House. C.1870. Red brick walls with grey brick patterning; stone
and grey brick dressings; cast iron small pane windows; red tile roof. Rectangular
building, with Pump House slightly wider and higher to north, Turbine House extending
southwards into River Kennet. PumpHouse of 3 bays, the 2 lefthand bays breaking
forward slightly and gabled, with cinquefoil window to gable. Lower windows tall,
round-headed, elaborate brick arches with stone springers and keystones. Brick
corbel-table to gable and verges; roof hipped to right with gablet. Detailing
similar to Engine House (q.v). Turbine House has 3 tripartite windows under segmental
brick arches, between groups of pilaster buttresses. Eaves as Pump House. The
sewage pumps, and two of three turbines by Gilks, replacing originals by their
predecessors Williamson Bros of Kendal, remain in situ.

Listing NGR: SU7251373492

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