Crossness Pumping Station, Belvedere Road SE28 - Bexley

Opened 4 April 1865; the engineer was Joseph Bazalgette. The building retains important cast iron interior fittings and four colossal beam engines by James Watt and Co. The Crossness Engines Trust has restored the building and grounds, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and others. Repairs to embedded rainwater pipes are still needed.

Crossness Pumping Station, Belvedere Road SE28 - Bexley
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1064241
  • Local Planning Authority: Bexley
  • Site Type: Industrial > Water regulation installation


  • Building Name: Crossness Pumping Station
  • Street Name: Belvedere Road
  • Postcode: SE28
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Bexley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Erith and Thamesmead
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Good
  • Occupancy / Use: Occupied/in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, CA