Westonzoyland Pumping Station, Westonzoyland - Sedgemoor

A former pumping station, built in the early C19, now preserved by the Westonzoyland Engine Trust. The first pumping station to be built to lift floodwater from the Somerset Levels and Moors, and the only one to survive with the steam engine still working and with the buildings intact. Much work has been done however the buildings are still in need of repair, and are under possible threat from rapid alteration of surrounding drainage and implementation of new drainage schemes. The Trust has been working on a scheme for reuse and repair and is continuing discussions with Historic England.

Westonzoyland Pumping Station, Westonzoyland - Sedgemoor
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Westonzoyland Engine Trust Old Pumping Station at NGR St 3395 3283
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1174295
    Local Planning Authority:
    Sedgemoor
    Site Type:
    Industrial > Water regulation installation

Location

    Building Name:
    Westonzoyland Pumping Station
    County:
    Somerset
    District / Borough:
    Sedgemoor
    Parish:
    Westonzoyland
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Bridgwater and West Somerset
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)