Shore Road Pumping Station And Boundary Walls Now Attached To New Entrance

29 Aug 2005
Shore Road Pumping Station And Boundary Walls Now Attached To New Entrance, Shore Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SJ3289 SHORE ROAD 789-1/9/144 Shore Road Pumping Station and boundary walls now attached to new entrance


Pumping station. c1886. By James Brunlees and Charles Douglas Fox, engineers. Brick with Welsh slate roof. Tall 3-storeyed Italianate style building with 6 bays of blind arcading and small round arched windows at upper level divided by buttresses. External stair tower added c1989. The building housed 2 "grasshopper" beam engines, one of which survives in situ. It was built in connection with the Mersey railway, the steam pumping engines drawing water from the rail tunnel. The engines and pump were manufactured by Andrew Barclay of Kilmarnock.

Listing NGR: SJ3275789206


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0489 IOE Records taken by Geoffrey Court; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr Geoffrey Court. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Court, Geoffrey

Rights Holder: Court, Geoffrey


Brick, Welsh Slate, Victorian Boundary Wall, Monument (By Form), Wall, Barrier, Boundary, Pumping Station, Water Supply And Drainage, Water Disposal Site, Water Supply Site, Water Regulation Installation