LONDON HYDRAULIC POWER COMPANY STATION WITH NUMBER 37

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1242419
Date first listed:
27-Sep-1973
Date of most recent amendment:
02-Dec-1977
Statutory Address:
LONDON HYDRAULIC POWER COMPANY STATION WITH NUMBER 37, WAPPING WALL E1

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Location

Statutory Address:
LONDON HYDRAULIC POWER COMPANY STATION WITH NUMBER 37, WAPPING WALL E1

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 35310 80527

Details

WAPPING WALL El TQ3580 23/823 (North West Side) London Hydraulic power Company Station with No 37

II*

1890, dated. Red brick with slated and glazed roofs. Single storey with two towers. Arched windows with keystone, pedimented gables. The rear tower has a panelled base and cornice but is plain above; the front one is taller with pedimented windows at eaves level. No 37 is dated. 1891 in gable, Red brief; with string courses at cill level, slate roof. Two or three storeys, two windows 1.1, each is a paired sash, Arched entrance to right, Stepped gable with double arched window, dormer to right also another stepped gable. This was the Station Superintendent' house. The buildings have landmark and group value but more important is the historic and technological interest of the machinery still in situ and working order. This station was the last working of the London hydraulic Power Company and functional from 1893 to June 1977. Among the remaining plant are:- 1. Electrically driven pumps dating from the 1950's 2. Two accumulator towers, 3. Two large cast-iron tanks for clean and dirty water 4. Fittings of the inlet and filtration plants 5. 'Cast-iron hydraulic mains of 6", 7" and 8" diameter with their usual fitments

All except item 1 are original. Wapping Wall is the last remaining fully fitted hydraulic power station in Britain and the grading reflects its importance.

Listing NGR: TQ3531080527

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
206335
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 01 Nov 2006
Reference: IOE01/16165/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Stewart Monk. Source Historic England Archive
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