Great Engine House, Kew Bridge Pumping House

Date:
17 Jun 2000
Location:
Great Engine House, Kew Bridge Pumping House, Kew Bridge Road, Hounslow, Greater London, TW3 1RB
Reference:
IOE01/00026/28
Type:
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

In the entry for:-

KEW BRIDGE ROAD, BRENTFORD TQ 1878 16/194A Great Engine House, Kew Bridge Pumping Station

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The description shall be amended to read:-

Engine house. 1845-6 and 1869-70; for the Grand Junction Water Works Company.

Roman cement. Rectangular plan. 3 storeys, 2 x 2 bays, the eastern half being added 1869-70. Round-headed windows with glazing bars in 3-storey, round-headed, shallow recesses with archivolts linked by moulded impost band. Bold cornice. Flat roof. On east side, entrance on left has steps with decorative cast-iron balustrade up to board double door below fanlight. Attached compression cylinders. Interior: magnificent contemporary beam pumping engines filling the 3 storeys of the building, one by Harvey and Company of Hayle, Cornwall, 1869; the other of 1846 by Sandy Carne and Vivian of Copperhous Foundry, Hale; immense cast-iron Doric columns provide support for the beam axle, and the cylinders also are fluted. Two cast-iron galleries, at different levels. Roof is timber lined.

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KEW BRIDGE ROAD, BRENTFORD 1.

4419 Great Engine House TQ 1878 16/194A

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Circa 1840. 3 storeys. Roman cement. 2 windows each side. Rectangular not square, plan with windows all round. Round headed windows with glazing bars in 3 storey round headed shallow recesses; archivolt band. Bold cornice flat roof. Interior magnificent mid-nineteenth century beam pumping engines filling the 3 storeys of the building, one by Harvey and Company of Hayle, Cornwall, 1869 and the other of 1846 by Sandy Carne and Vivian of Copperhouse Foundry, Hayle. The engines are preserved but are not in use.

Listing NGR: TQ1877978029

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Barrett_Quiller IOE Records for Barrett, Quiller; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr Quiller Barrett. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Barrett, Quiller

Rights Holder: Barrett, Quiller

Keywords

Cast Iron, Roman Cement, Victorian Engine House, Industrial, Power Generation Site, Waterworks, Water Supply And Drainage, Water Supply Site, Water Pumping Station, Pumping Station, Water Regulation Installation, Beam Engine, Steam Engine, Steam Power Production Site