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Sewage Works, Burton

Description: Sewage Works

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 273657

OS Grid Reference: SK2628425878
OS Grid Coordinates: 426284, 325878
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8298, -1.6113

Location: Meadow Lane, Stretton, Staffordshire DE13 0DA

Locality: Burton
Local Authority: East Staffordshire Borough Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: DE13 0DA

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Listing Text

SK 22 NE
4/78 Sewage Works
- II

Sewage works pumping station. 1885. Hard red brick; hipped slate
roof of low pitch invisible behind parapet; tall (approximately 30m)
octagonal chimney slightly set back beyond rear of building over boiler
house. U-shaped plan of 2 pavilions and centre link. A symmetrical
front faces the railway; the projecting pavilions are of 2 storeys on
a deep plinth with doubled pilaster strips at the angles and a raised
moulded brick string at first floor level and below the parapet, all
the windows have segmental brick heads to sashes: 4 small windows on
the first floor over a central brick mullioned tripartite window on
the ground floor which has an additional pair of flanking windows;
central double doors in plinth with raised surrounds; the deeply-
recessed single-storey centre is screened by a projecting walled
enclose of 1½-storey height. The side elevations of the pavilions
(including the inner sides) are similar to the front and of 2 bays
divided by pilasters, but slightly narrower with 3 windows each to the
first floor. The pavilions house steam engines (2 in each side) with
the boilers in the centre section; the screen wall to the front holds
fuel, presumably loaded from the railway. The sewage works pumping
station was built in 1885 as a measure to prevent brewers' effluent from
blocking the drainage system. Conventional gradients proved insufficient
to prevent bacteriological growth and rather than rebuild the entire
layout to revised gradients a pumping station was conceived to achieve
the same effect.

Listing NGR: SK2628425878

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Source: English Heritage

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