Crossness Pumping Station

2 Sep 2003
Crossness Pumping Station, Belvedere Road, Bexley, Greater London
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5005 Belvedere Crossness Pumping Station TQ 48 SE 1/1 24.6.70.

I 2.

Opened 4 April 1865. Engineer: Joseph Bazalgette. Two storeys, yellow brick.

Three-one-three bays divided by pilasters; the windows simple Romanesque style with 3 round headed lights. Machicolated cornice between the pilasters, cornice across all above this. Punctuated capped parapet. Three jointed one storey parallel gabled ranges at right angles to main block. The gable ends have black round arches containing a three light window (each with round head).

Circular window in tympanum side elevation with series of joined round headed windows.

Interior: Important cast iron architectural treatment and 4 colossal beam engines by James Watt and Co.

Reference: Architectural Review December 1969. Article by John Smith with photographs and engraving.

Listing NGR: TQ4849781080


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0277 IOE Records taken by Richard M Brown; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Richard M. Brown. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Brown, Richard M.

Rights Holder: Brown, Richard M.


Brick, Cast Iron, Victorian Pumping Station, Water Supply And Drainage, Water Disposal Site, Water Supply Site, Water Regulation Installation