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Boiler Houses Coal Store, Steam Engine House and Link to Great Enine House at Kew Bridge Pumping Sta, Hounslow

Description: Boiler Houses Coal Store, Steam Engine House and Link to Great Enine House at Kew Bridge Pumping Sta

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 May 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 202610

OS Grid Reference: TQ1880578049
OS Grid Coordinates: 518805, 178049
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4889, -0.2902

Location: Green Dragon Lane, Hounslow, Greater London TW3 1RB

Locality: Hounslow
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: TW3 1RB

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

TQ 1878
16/194B Link Building.


The address and description shall be amended to read:-

16/194B Boiler Houses Coal Store, Steam
Engine House and link to Great
Engine House at Kew Bridge
Pumping Station.


Boiler houses, coal store, steam engine house, and link corridor. 1836-8, 1845-6
c1855-9, and 1890-91. For the Grand Junction Water Works Company. 1836-8 work of
brown brick, 1890s work of cream brick, all in Flemish bond; mid C19 work of brick
with Roman cement; Welsh slate roofs. The buildings lie to the rear and left side
of the Main Building (q.v) and link it to the Great Engine House (q.v). Immediately
behind the Main Building is the original boiler house with coal store beyond, of
1836-8. When the Great Engine House was built 1845-6 a linking corridor was also
built, running to it from the east side of the boiler house. Probably c1855-9 a
second boiler house was built behind the linking corridor. 1890-91 a steam engine
house was built along the left (west) side of the Main Building with a high-pressure
boiler house behind, further (later) addition beyond that. Behind the
original coal store is 89 addition which is not of special interest. Link
corridor (south elevation) of one storey, 3 bays, has round-arched arcade with
archivolts linked by impost band, double board door up steps on left, and
2 small-pane windows. The later boiler house east elevation has 6 bays under
2 gables; below each gable a central doorway with fanlight flanked by windows in
recesses with 2 small circular windows over; left bay retains original small-pane
window, others altered; left doorway has double board door, right doorway enlarged;
openings have archivolts linked by moulded impost band; gabled ridge lights; 4-bay
north elevation has segmental-arched windows in recesses and impost band. The
1890-91 range, west elevation, of 2 and 5 bays, has chamfered black brick plinth,
board doors, 12-pane windows with pivoting casements and stone cills and lintels,
stepped eaves; porch added at left (north) end. 1836-38 Boiler House and Coal Store
largely masked by other buildings, but on east side at south end are 2 round-arched
windows with glazing bars, and inside are other oringal round-arched openings, the
coal store north wall having also pilaster butresses. The early boiler house has
iron columns, braced steel trusses, and a gabled ridge light.



Link building
TQ 1878 16/194B


Engine house is connected with main building by arcaded 1-storey rendered
link building.

Listing NGR: TQ1880578049

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Source: English Heritage

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