Water Pumping House, Halsall Lane, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Water Pumping House, Halsall Lane, Ormskirk, Lancashire
Photograph taken 24 November 2002 © Mr John Riley. Source Historic England Archive ref: 386398

This water pumping house has the date '1870' over it's doorway. It is an unusual building of striking architectural appearance, reflecting Victorian awareness of the historical significance of public water supplies. Before this time water had to be fetched from wells or hand pumps in the street.

Location

Lancashire Ormskirk

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

water pump sanitation architecture Victorian (1837 - 1901)