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Boiler and Engine House at Goldstone Pumping Station

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hove Park, The City of Brighton and Hove

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8442 / 50°50'39"N

Longitude: -0.1757 / 0°10'32"W

OS Eastings: 528530

OS Northings: 106549

OS Grid: TQ285065

Mapcode National: GBR JNP.Y3T

Mapcode Global: FRA B6JV.TLY

Entry Name: Boiler and Engine House at Goldstone Pumping Station

Listing Date: 7 June 1971

Last Amended: 2 November 1992

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187600

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365677

Location: Brighton and Hove, BN3

County: The City of Brighton and Hove

Electoral Ward/Division: Hove Park

Built-Up Area: Brighton and Hove

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: West Blatchington St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


HOVE

TQ2806NE WOODLAND DRIVE, West Blatchington
579-1/8/180 (East side)
07/06/71 Boiler and Engine House at Goldstone
Pumping Station
(Formerly Listed as:
WOODLAND DRIVE
The Goldstone Pumping Station)

GV II*

Boiler house and engine house of Goldstone Pumping station,
now museum known as the British Engineerium.
1866 for the Brighton Hove and Preston Constant Service Water
Supply Company, engineers Easton and Amos, enlarged with west
engine house in 1876 for the Brighton Water Corporation,
engineers Eastons and Anderson, ceased to be fully operational
in the late 1940s, restored 1974-6.
Polychrome brickwork, yellow, red and blue-purple, with some
moulded brick, slate roofs with skylights, coped verges.
Plan: 2-storey beam engine houses flanking single storey
boilerhouse, No.1 beam engine to east dismanted and now
museum, No 2 beam engine (west) fully operational, fuel
economiser room on north front, underground tunnel linking
former coal shed (qv) to west, remains of underground railway
tracks.
South front: gable-fronted 2-storey, 3-bay engine houses,
pediment to gable end, bracketed cornice, all cast-iron
windows, linked entablature to round-headed window openings,
continuous decorative string linking whole range, rusticated
ground floors with central round-headed doorways, fanlights
and panelled double doors flanked by round-headed windows, all
with linked entablatures; central single-storey range of 3
bays, similar windows flanking central bay which projects
forward with strongly moulded cornice, segmental-headed
opening, fanlight, panelled double doors with ornamental metal
grills.
4-bay return right, renewed cast-iron railings returned from
entrance north around west front.
Operational Eastons and Anderson beam engine dated 1872, 4
boilers by Yates and Thom, Blackburn, dated 1934, E. Green and
Son fuel economiser.


Listing NGR: TQ2853006549

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