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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.


List entry Number: 1254997



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


District: City of Nottingham

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-Nov-1995

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 458546

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SK5640SW ROPEWALK 646-1/12/540 (North East side) Waterworks pumping station


Waterworks pumping station, now workshop. 1850. For the Nottingham Waterworks Co. Red brick with ashlar dressings and hipped concrete tile roof. Gothic Revival style. Chamfered plinth, buttresses, modillion cornice, coped parapet. 2 storeys; 1 x 3 bays. Pointed arched openings with ashlar surrounds. Main entrance front, to south, has a segmental pointed doorway with late C20 doors and screen, flanked by angle buttresses. Above, a double lancet. Each side has a central buttress flanked by double lancets, and above, 3 single lancets. North side has a single lancet, and 2 smaller lancets above. At the north west corner, a square tower, 2 stages, formerly with a pyramidal roof. Modillion string course and moulded parapet. On the lower stage, diaper work and a single lancet. Upper stage has a single lancet on each side. This pumping station was the first of a series of pumping stations built to extract water from artesian wells to supplement the cities water supply. It worked till 1880, when Nottingham Corporation took control of the water undertakings. It was used as a garage from 1930. (Get to know Nottingham: Brand K: The Park estate, Nottingham: Nottingham: 1984-: 20; Plan of the Town Of Nottingham (etc): Salmon E: Nottingham: 1861-; City of Nottingham Water Department: Short History of the Waterworks: Nottingham: 1930-).

Listing NGR: SK5644540093

Selected Sources

Books and journals
City of Nottingham Water Department, , Short History of the Waterworks, (1930)
Brand, Ken, 'Get To Know Nottingham' in The Park Estate, (1984), 20

National Grid Reference: SK 56445 40093


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