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Abbey Pumping Station

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: Abbey Pumping Station

List entry Number: 1074036


Abbey Pumping Station, Corporation Road, Leicester, LE4 5PX

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: City of Leicester

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Mar-1975

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 188624

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/05/2018

SK 50 NE 14/230

CORPORATION ROAD Abbey Pumping Station

(Formerly listed as Museum of Technology (Former Abbey Sewage works pumping station))

II Built in 1891, as sewage works pumping station. Red brick with stone dressings on glazed brick plinth. Slate hipped roof with tent-shaped roof light at ridge with finials.

Large rectangular building of two storeys, wide brick angle pilasters over which stone cornice projects with trglyphs in frieze and aeroteria over. Brick parapet. Stone bands. First floor three large stone three-light Tuscan pilastered windows with console brackets serving as pilasters to lights above, apron frieze below. Central stone pedimented doorway approached by steps with ornate iron lamp standards and flanking semi-circular bay windows with stone panelled pilasters between lights and cornice and parapet.

Contains four beam engines with twenty nine feet beams which were among the last of this type to be built. They were made by Messrs Grimson of Leicester. Inside there are large decorated iron supporting columns.

Lower extension on left. To right tall detached brick chimney with tapered octagonal shafts, decorated stone band near top and stone cornice, stands on large square pedestal with stone entablature.

Listing NGR: SK5890706723

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National Grid Reference: SK 58907 06723


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