Description: Main Pump House at Boughton Pumping Station and Adjoining Boiler House and Workshops
Date Listed: 21 November 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 241862
OS Grid Reference: SK6678169237
OS Grid Coordinates: 466781, 369237
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2160, -1.0014
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BOUGHTON WHINNEY LANE
SK 66 NE
3/11 Main pump house
boiler house and
Water pumping house. 1905. By W. B. Starr. Baroque Revival
Style. Brick with ashlar dressings, slate roof. Chamfered
plinth, ashlar bands, string course, textured brick panels,
modillioned cornice, coped parapet and gables. Single octagonal
rear wall stack. 3 storeys plus basement, 5 unequal bays, square
plan. Eastern entrance front has projecting central bay with
double stair flights with coped parapets and square piers.
Basement below has central casement with segmental head and
keystone. Central double door with modillioned lintel and
overlight with keystoned segmental head. Flanked by single
casements with keystoned segmental heads, and single scrollwork
cartouches. Above, central Diocletian window flanked by single
strapwork cartouches with keystoned heads, and beyond, single
smaller Diocletian windows. Above again, attic storey has
central double casement with balusters and pediment, flanked by
blank recessed panels in parapet. South front has a round headed
recessed bay at each end. To left, 2 storey opening with
segmental head. To its right, 4 basement windows and above them,
4 casements with segmental heads, all in recessed panels. Above
again, 3 Diocletian windows in recessed panels, flanked by single
larger Diocletian windows with balusters. Above again, parapet
with 3 blank panels flanked by shaped gables with single
pedimented tripartite casements. To left, workshop, single
storey, 5 bays, has 2 central dormers with mullioned and
transomed casements and shaped gables. To left, door with
overlight, flanked by single casements of different sizes. To
right, pair of carriage doors with segmental head and overlight.
Adjoining boiler house, to west, 2 storey, 6 bays, has hipped
clerestorey roof and shaped gables with kneelers. West side has
6 bay arcade with segmental heads, containing 2 doors. To its
right, lean-to building with mullioned and transomed casement
flanked to left by door and to right by door and single casement.
Above, 6 mullioned and transomed casements. Gables have each a
similar casement. North side has setback bay to east, with
square chimney base with moulded cornice.
Listing NGR: SK6678169237
Source: English Heritage
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