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Description: Snarestone Pumping Station
Date Listed: 20 December 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 187981
OS Grid Reference: SK3474010085
OS Grid Coordinates: 434740, 310085
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6874, -1.4875
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SNARESTONE QUARRY LANE
SK 31 SW
4/89 (West Side )
Snarestone Pumping Station
Pumping Station of later C19. Red brick, English bond, in Gothic style,
with stone cornice, kneelers, coped gables, drip-moulds, label stops and
brick plinth with stone top moulding. Slate roof. Windows mostly
have brick lintels with chamfered sides and stone plate tracery. 2
parallel ranges, gables facing, with tall pump room to left side facing.
At left end of this, the principal entrance.8 stone steps lead to projecting
entrance surround with sloping stone roof and moulded stone door surround
with pilasters and columns with foliage capitals and segmental drop arch.
Door 2 leaved and part glazed. Over surround a 2-light window. Sides of
this range have 2 lancets each with stone inside frames and keystones. Front
of parallel ranges has 3-light with 1-light over to left and door with 2-light
over to right. Square chimney base set forward. Stone broach leads to c50
ft. octagonal flue with stone corbelled and embattled top. Right end has
similar doors and windows and rear has 2 double doors with segmental arches,
each with 2-light over. Interior: parallel ranges have iron frame roofs and
pump room has beamed ceiling, 2 iron columns, iron balustrading, 3 arch screen
and pistons and wheels.
Listing NGR: SK3474010085
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Source: English Heritage
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