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Hatton Water Pumping Station and Chimney

A Grade II* Listed Building in Swynnerton, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.9301 / 52°55'48"N

Longitude: -2.2554 / 2°15'19"W

OS Eastings: 382930

OS Northings: 336994

OS Grid: SJ829369

Mapcode National: GBR 156.6M7

Mapcode Global: WHBD5.BM72

Entry Name: Hatton Water Pumping Station and Chimney

Listing Date: 25 April 1980

Last Amended: 5 October 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374201

English Heritage Legacy ID: 272347

Location: Swynnerton, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST21

County: Staffordshire

District: Stafford

Civil Parish: Swynnerton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Swynnerton and Cotes Heath

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 07/12/2012

SJ 83 NW

Hatton (north side)
Hatton Water Pumping
Station and Chimney


Water pumping station and chimney. c1892, G Day Harrison, engineer to the Staffs Potteries
Water Company, horizontal cross compound engine house added 1898, horizontal compound
tandem engine house 1907, converted to electric pumps 1959. Polychromatic yellow brick with
stone, red brick and terracotta dressings and hipped slate roof T-shaped plan of central S beam
engine house with rear boiler house and chimney to its SE re-entrant, parallel E cross
compound, and W compound tandem engine houses either side of the boiler house. Italianate
style. 2-storeys and basement; 1-bay engine houses. Main engine house has rusticated pilasters
to each bay, plinth, moulded stone string, dentil cornice and stone-coped parapet with urn
finials. Entrance gable has steps up to a round-arched doorway with rusticated jambs, moulded
archivolt, round-arched niches, with 2 narrow round-arched lights above. Decorative terracotta
panels and niches with aquatic images of reeds, fish, cornucopia etc. To the rear a tall belvedere.
Single-storey secondary engine houses in a similar style, with steps up to round-arched doors
with flanking niches in the end elevation; 6-window side ranges of tall round-arched windows
with glazing bars, rusticated pilasters and parapet. Single-storey boiler house has arched
windows and gable ends. INTERIOR: The primary beam engine house contains the
entablature beam support with 4 fluted Corinthian columns and the beam, and has a tiled dado;
secondary engine houses have decorative tiled dados, moulded cornices along the imposts of
the windows to support the gantry cranes, and have metal trussed roofs. Subsidiary features:
Octagonal section chimney against the E side of the boiler house has a plinth and a wide
terracotta cap. Further information: Originally contained a pair of compound rotative beam
engines in the main engine house, which was completed in 1892; work continued for almost
20 years. Has strong group value with the First and Second Engineman's houses and office, and
entrance gateway (qv). Historical note: An agreement with the landowner Basil Fitzherbert of
Swynnerton Hall required a greater architectural consideration by the Company than was
normal for waterworks. As such one ofthe most decorative pumping stations in Britain, though
an anachronistic example of the Italianate style, and an important local landmark.

Listing NGR: SJ8294436994

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