Monument record LUD 011 - Water pumping station built circa 1854

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Water pumping station built circa 1854 (now Scheduled). It contains two single-cylinder grasshopper beam engines.


Grid reference Centred TG 50190 00670 (20m by 28m)
Map sheet TG50SW


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Lound pumping station has two single-cylinder grasshopper beam engines circa 1854, the only ones remaining in situ.

A pair of Easton and Amos Grasshopper engines, built in 1853, and in their present position since 1857. No longer used, but in excellent condition; one is now powered by a small electric motor for demonstration purposes. The engines are in a small engine house, forming the southern end of a range of waterwork buildings, apparently designed by Thomas Hawkesley in 1857. The engine house is a single-storey brick building, with grey brick pillasters, a corbelled cornice, a hipped slate roof with a louvre in the centre. The southern wall has been rebuilt. In an adjacent building are a pair of 4 cylinder Ruston and Homsby dind pumps installed in 1929 and now used for emergencies (S1).

1981: Both building and engines in superb condition (S1).

1991: Said to be maintained. Public access with permission from Anglian Water. Machinery inside engine house is also maintained (S2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Preservation Society. 1991. Suffolk Preservation Society Survey.
  • <S3> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

Aug 31 2021 1:15PM

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