Selly Oak Pumping Station

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Selly Oak Pumping Station

Selly Oak Pumping Station was a water pumping station operating in Selly Oak, Birmingham, England from 1878 until the 1920s.

History[edit]

It was built by the Birmingham Corporation Waterworks department in 1878 [1] to house a Boulton and Watt steam engine pumping water for domestic use from a borehole underneath the building. The building is in the Gothic style and was designed by Martin & Chamberlain. It appears as a French Gothic Royal Chapel. The building became unnecessary with the opening of the Elan aqueduct, and it was converted into an electricity sub-station.

It is Grade II listed.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ English mechanics and the world of science, Volume 29. 1879
  2. ^ English Heritage. "Grade II (216812)". Images of England. 

Coordinates: 52°26′38″N 1°56′13″W / 52.44402°N 1.93691°W / 52.44402; -1.93691