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Seedy Mill Waterworks Pumping Station (North Building)

A Grade II Listed Building in Curborough and Elmhurst, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.7208 / 52°43'14"N

Longitude: -1.8466 / 1°50'47"W

OS Eastings: 410457

OS Northings: 313697

OS Grid: SK104136

Mapcode National: GBR 3BX.FYQ

Mapcode Global: WHCGG.LWW0

Plus Code: 9C4WP5C3+89

Entry Name: Seedy Mill Waterworks Pumping Station (North Building)

Listing Date: 6 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388365

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476375

ID on this website: 101388365

Location: Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Curborough and Elmhurst

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Lichfield St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Seedy Mill Waterworks Pumping Station (North Building)

Waterworks pumping station. Dated 1938. Plum-coloured wire-cut brick in Flemish bond with some blue headers, and pink concrete dressings. Low-pitched hipped roof behind parapet.

PLAN: rectangular on plan engine house with offices and stairs behind in lower range.
Neo-Georgian style.

EXTERIOR: tall single-storey and basement. Symmetrical three-bay north east front with large round-headed windows with small concrete keyblocks, and with oculi above, all with metal frames with small panes. Intricate brickwork detailing, including rustication to the window architraves and recessed quoins; central brick porch with moulded concrete architrave and entablature inscribed: 'Seedy Mill', approached by flight of steps with railings; main parapet recessed and with concrete coping and panel inscribed: South Staffordshire Waterworks Company. Tall plinth with small basement windows. The centres of the end elevations break forward and have similar windows. At rear south west a lower range with simpler detailing and also with metal frame windows.

INTERIOR: foyer has curved steps and concrete stairs with tubular steel balustrade; foyer and landing have original doors. Engine house has yellow brick and glazed brown and green brick walls, and braced steel roof trusses; the electric pumping engines are replacements of the original electric engines.

NOTE: The chief engineer when this pumping station was built was F.J. Dixon A.M.I.C.E.

Listing NGR: SK1045713697

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