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City of Nottingham (Unitary Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SK 56445 40093



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


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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


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: 24 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/07872/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Greaves. Source Historic England Archive
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