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Main Building, Kew Bridge Pumping Station, Hounslow

Description: Main Building, Kew Bridge Pumping Station

Grade: I
Date Listed: 21 May 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 202611

OS Grid Reference: TQ1877478059
OS Grid Coordinates: 518774, 178059
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4890, -0.2907

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
Main Building, Kew Bridge
Pumping Station.


The description shall be amended to read:

Engine house. 1836-8, by W M Coe, engineer to the Grand Junction Water Works
Company; later alterations, and small addition of c1900. 2 storeys, 7 x 4 bays,
with small single-storey 2 x 3-bay addition to east side. Silver grey brick with
silver Aberdeen granite window cills, plinth, doorcase, cornice etc. 3:1:3 bays.
Bold central doorcase having rusticated surround with cornice and blocking course,
panelled door below overlight with glazing bars. Round-headed windows to ground
floor, square-headed windows above linked by cill band, all small-paned with
pivoting casements. Cornice and blocking course. Compression cylinder attached, on
left of entrance. Right return similar, but partially masked by addition of cream
brick with door and blind, round-arched, window and 3 round-arched windows to right
return. Left return masked by addition, which is listed with the boiler houses
(q.v). Interior: Boulton and Watt pumping engine of 1820 moved here in 1838 from
the Grand Junction Water Works at Chelsea; a Cornish Bull Engine of 1859, and other
objects brought from elsewhere. The extension was built to house an economiser (to
preheat water for boilers).



Main building
TQ 1878 16/194C


Circa 1840-50. 2 storeys, silver grey brick with silver Aberdeen granite
window cills, plinth, doorcase, cornice etc 3:1:3 round-headed windows
with glazing bars to ground floor. Square headed windows to 1st floor
with cill band. Cornice and blocking cornice. Bold central doorcase in
granite rusticated. Round headed door, keystone Bold cornice over. Interior:-
Contains pumping engine by Boulton and Watt of 1820 originally at Grand
Junction Water works, Chelsea, which was re-erected here on erection of
this building; a Cornish Bull Engine of 1859 and also various objects brought
from elsewhere. The engines are preserved but are not in use.6

Listing NGR: TQ1877478059

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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