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Main Building, Kew Bridge Pumping Station

A Grade I Listed Building in Brentford, London

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Latitude: 51.489 / 51°29'20"N

Longitude: -0.2907 / 0°17'26"W

OS Eastings: 518774

OS Northings: 178059

OS Grid: TQ187780

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y.WZD

Mapcode Global: VHGQW.XT6W

Entry Name: Main Building, Kew Bridge Pumping Station

Listing Date: 21 May 1973

Last Amended: 18 October 1990

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1358343

English Heritage Legacy ID: 202611

Location: Hounslow, London, TW8

County: London

District: Hounslow

Electoral Ward/Division: Brentford

Built-Up Area: Hounslow

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Brentford St Paul

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

TQ 1878
Main Building, Kew Bridge
Pumping Station.


The description shall be amended to read:

Engine house. 1836-8, by W M Coe, engineer to the Grand Junction Water Works
Company; later alterations, and small addition of c1900. 2 storeys, 7 x 4 bays,
with small single-storey 2 x 3-bay addition to east side. Silver grey brick with
silver Aberdeen granite window cills, plinth, doorcase, cornice etc. 3:1:3 bays.
Bold central doorcase having rusticated surround with cornice and blocking course,
panelled door below overlight with glazing bars. Round-headed windows to ground
floor, square-headed windows above linked by cill band, all small-paned with
pivoting casements. Cornice and blocking course. Compression cylinder attached, on
left of entrance. Right return similar, but partially masked by addition of cream
brick with door and blind, round-arched, window and 3 round-arched windows to right
return. Left return masked by addition, which is listed with the boiler houses
(q.v). Interior: Boulton and Watt pumping engine of 1820 moved here in 1838 from
the Grand Junction Water Works at Chelsea; a Cornish Bull Engine of 1859, and other
objects brought from elsewhere. The extension was built to house an economiser (to
preheat water for boilers).



Main building
TQ 1878 16/194C


Circa 1840-50. 2 storeys, silver grey brick with silver Aberdeen granite
window cills, plinth, doorcase, cornice etc 3:1:3 round-headed windows
with glazing bars to ground floor. Square headed windows to 1st floor
with cill band. Cornice and blocking cornice. Bold central doorcase in
granite rusticated. Round headed door, keystone Bold cornice over. Interior:-
Contains pumping engine by Boulton and Watt of 1820 originally at Grand
Junction Water works, Chelsea, which was re-erected here on erection of
this building; a Cornish Bull Engine of 1859 and also various objects brought
from elsewhere. The engines are preserved but are not in use.6

Listing NGR: TQ1877478059

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

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