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Great Engine House, Kew Bridge Pumping House

A Grade I Listed Building in Brentford, London

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Latitude: 51.4887 / 51°29'19"N

Longitude: -0.2906 / 0°17'26"W

OS Eastings: 518779

OS Northings: 178029

OS Grid: TQ187780

Mapcode National: GBR 7Y.WZH

Mapcode Global: VHGQW.XV73

Entry Name: Great Engine House, Kew Bridge Pumping House

Listing Date: 21 May 1973

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080311

English Heritage Legacy ID: 202609

Location: Hounslow, London, TW8

County: London

District: Hounslow

Electoral Ward/Division: Brentford

Built-Up Area: Hounslow

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Brentford St Paul

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

TQ 1878
16/194A Great Engine House, Kew Bridge
Pumping Station


The description shall be amended to read:-

Engine house. 1845-6 and 1869-70; for the Grand Junction Water Works Company.
Roman cement. Rectangular plan. 3 storeys, 2 x 2 bays, the eastern half being
added 1869-70. Round-headed windows with glazing bars in 3-storey, round-headed,
shallow recesses with archivolts linked by moulded impost band. Bold cornice. Flat
roof. On east side, entrance on left has steps with decorative cast-iron balustrade
up to board double door below fanlight. Attached compression cylinders. Interior:
magnificent contemporary beam pumping engines filling the 3 storeys of the building,
one by Harvey and Company of Hayle, Cornwall, 1869; the other of 1846 by Sandy Carne
and Vivian of Copperhous Foundry, Hale; immense cast-iron Doric columns provide
support for the beam axle, and the cylinders also are fluted. Two cast-iron
galleries, at different levels. Roof is timber lined.


Great Engine House
TQ 1878 16/194A


Circa 1840. 3 storeys. Roman cement. 2 windows each side. Rectangular
not square, plan with windows all round. Round headed windows with glazing
bars in 3 storey round headed shallow recesses; archivolt band. Bold cornice
flat roof. Interior magnificent mid-nineteenth century beam pumping engines
filling the 3 storeys of the building, one by Harvey and Company of Hayle,
Cornwall, 1869 and the other of 1846 by Sandy Carne and Vivian of Copperhouse
Foundry, Hayle. The engines are preserved but are not in use.

Listing NGR: TQ1877978029

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