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City of Portsmouth (Unitary Authority)
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SZ69NE HENDERSON ROAD, Eastney 774-1/6/164 (North side) 25/09/72 Eastney Beam Engine Museum (Formerly Listed as: HENDERSON ROAD, Eastney The Pumphouse, Boiler House & Chimney, Portsmouth Corporation Pumping Station)


Pump house, boiler house and chimney, formerly part of Portsmouth Corporation Pumping Station, now Eastney Beam Engine Museum. 1887. Buildings and Beam Engine restored c1980. By Sir Frederick Bramwell. Red brick in Flemish bond, yellow brick and stone dressings. Steep pitched Welsh slate roofs. Boiler house has roof ventilators. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic, basement to pump house. Boiler house and pump house, each have 4 bays. On right side of the north elevation is the taller pump house with flanking pilaster quoin strips each with weathered blue brick plinth, yellow brick bands and terminating at eaves with plain stone cap. Stone coped facing gable. At centre the entrance is approached by 5 stone steps with flanking low curved brick and stone coped wall with terminating piers; recessed 2-leaf moulded 6-panelled door with radial glazed fanlight, flanking fluted stone Doric pilasters, outer yellow gauged brick round arch with keystone bearing the City of Portsmouth crest, recessed inner gauged red brick round arch. Flanking the entrance are 2 brick stepped buttresses rising to above first floor window heads with weathered stone caps. On left and right is a 30-pane metal casement with radial glazing at head set under gauged yellow brick round arch with keystone. Yellow brick bands run across below sill level and at impost level of ground and first floor casements. On first floor are four 20-pane metal casements, each set under flat stone lintel with splayed arris, stone sill. Attic has 3 closely set metal casements, each set under yellow gauged brick round arch with keystone, central casement 24-panes with radial glazing to head, flanking casements similar but shorter, each with 12-panes and radial glazing. To rear the south elevation is similar in all respects. Right return facing west has 4 bays with similar details but with 2 brick dormers, each with facing stone coped gale and stone ball finial. On left of pump house is the boiler house with paired facing

stone coped gables with stone ball finials, flanking and centre quoin strips similar to pump house. 4 blinded entrances each set under gauged yellow brick segmental arch. On first floor are four 20-pane metal casements, each with round radial glazed head set under gauged yellow brick round arch with keystone. Within each of the paired gables is a circular radial glazed casement set within gauged yellow brick circular arch and with keystone at top, bottom and sides. At rear of boiler house on west elevation is a recessed boarded entrance door with fanlight set under yellow gauged brick round arch with keystone. To left of boiler house is a circular red brick chimney set on octagonal base with blue and yellow brick over- sailing courses. 9 iron bands fixed to chimney and 1 to base. INTERIOR: internally the pump house has cast-iron columns supporting structure with cat walks. The beam engine was restored c1980 and is in working order as part of the industrial museum. Pump house, boiler house and chimney form a group with the engine house and gas engine house (qqv). (Lloyd DW: Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs: Portsmouth: 1974-: 108).

Listing NGR: SZ6658898977


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Lloyd, D W , Buildings of Portsmouth and its Environs, (1974), 108


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

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Date: 07 Oct 2004
Reference: IOE01/12755/19
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