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
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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


  • 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)

Contact Details

Annie Evans 0117 975 1308

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England