The original Abbey Mills Pumping Station, in Mill Meads, East London, is a sewage pumping station, designed by engineer Joseph Bazalgette, Edmund Cooper, and architect Charles Driver. It was built between 1865 and 1868, housing eight beam engines by Rothwell & Co. of Bolton. Two engines on each arm of a cruciform plan, with an elaborate Byzantine style, described as The Cathedral of Sewage. Another of Bazalgette's designs, Crossness Pumping Station, is located south of the River Thames at Crossness, at the end of the Southern Outfall Sewer. A modern sewage pumping station (Station F) was completed in 1997 about 200 metres (660 ft) south of the original station.A visit to Abbey Mills Pumping Station represents just the start of the adventure when you use our London online tour itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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My father was an electrician for Thames water in the 1970's,he was part of the team that kept the pumps pumping. In 1979 my father swapped Abbey mills for Broadholme treatment works in Rushden... more »
Book a visit when you can. Its a working site - not a museum, and was done up (well) for the 2012 Olympics, because it was overlooked from the pathway which runs on top of the raised brick sewer. more »
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