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Hopwas Pumping Station, Wigginton and Hopwas

Description: Hopwas Pumping Station

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 272834

OS Grid Reference: SK1718604957
OS Grid Coordinates: 417186, 304957
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6421, -1.7474

Location: Hopwas Hill, Wigginton, Staffordshire B78 3AB

Locality: Wigginton and Hopwas
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: B78 3AB

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Listing Text


7/57 Hopwas Pumping Station

- II

Water pumping station. Circa 1890 with an addition of the 1920's. Red brick; slate
roof, with coped verges. 3 parallel range aligned north-south facing south, 1920's
addition to the west on the same alignment. Pumping house of 2 storeys and attic
with giant corner pilasters and pediment and gable on brackets. A central 2-leaf
door with bracketed pediment is approached by a twin flight of steps on a semi-
circular arch with cast iron balustrade. First floor Venetian window and keyed
oculus to attic attached to the right; each bay has a pair of fixed light windows
with semi-circular heads, keyed oculus to each gable. Detached to the left of the
pumping house is the 1920's addition in a similar style. One storey and attic,
ginat corner pilasters and pedimented gable with circular oculus. 2-leaf half-
glazed door with keyed fanlight and moulded architrave. Frieze below pediment
inscribed 'TAMWORTH WATERWORKS'. Interior: Pumping house has twin beam engines
by Gimson and Co (Leicester). Each has a brass plate; one inscribed 'WOODY', the
other 'SPRUCE'. At roof level a crane on rails.

Listing NGR: SK1718604957

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Source: English Heritage

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