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Papplewick Pumping Station, situated in open agricultural land approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) by road from the Nottinghamshire village of Papplewick, was built by Nottingham Corporation Water Department between 1881 and 1884 to pump water from the Bunter sandstone to provide drinking water to the City of Nottingham, in England. Two beam engines, supplied with steam by six Lancashire boilers, were housed in Gothic Revival buildings. Apart from changes to the boiler grates, the equipment remained in its original form until the station was decommissioned in 1969, when it was replaced by four submersible electric pumps.
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Beautiful Victorian steam powered pumping station set in picturesque grounds. Excellent place for a wedding. Visit on steam days
What a place. Well worth the trip to see it - especially when they have everything going and working (About 6 weekends a year). Some fantastic things to see and watching everything in motion makes it!
Very interesting place and lovelingly looked after. Friendly staff, well worth a visit. For me, my visit was in conjunction with the steampunk event. Was a fantastic two days! 🎩
Papplewick is an amazing place to visit, especially when they have a steam day and all the machinery is actually working. The people who work there are very friendly and welcoming. If you want a trip out this is the place to go.
We went on a Steam day when classic cars where on display. It's a lovely place to visit if you are in to steam pumps and appreciate old Victorian buildings. There is also a beautiful build underground water reservoir.
What a wonderful little gem of a place! Beautifully maintained by the wonderful volunteers. I was a bit sceptical before going and didn't thing they'd be enough to keep the kids entertained but there was plenty to see and do and we all enjoyed our visit! To all the staff, keep up the wonderful work you do! 👍🏼
Historic and quite a building. Go and have a look inside on one of their open days - you won't be disappointed.
Awesome place. Loved it. Lots to see. Brilliant day out. I went to a teslathon there in March 18. Fantastic
It's an amazing place to visit. All credit to the volunteers hard work the quality of preservation has to be admired . Its good to see more and more events being added to the calendar each year. As a venue it's very comfortable not to big not too small.
Really good day out on one of their event. The tour was very interesting.
A stunning example of Victorian engineering brought back to life. Not to expensive to visit but the cafe was expensive for what they were selling. A great day out and well worth a visit.
Most excellent! Wonderful day out, not an hour! They are helpful too.
Particularly for someone interested in engineering, this is a palace dedicated to steam. The architecture, tiling, glass and wrought iron are all spectacular without the two magnificent pumping beam engines. Even the cooling water pond is a work of art. The boiler house still houses all the boilers and the tour of the underground storage reservoir is well worth doing.
Amazing place. A very enjoyable visit. To see the Pump working was a rare treat nowadays. The history and heritage just goes to prove that with inspiration and hard work anything is achieve able. Car park attendant was pleasent and smiling all day. A lovely sunny day when we visited...made the experience more nicer. A must for enthusiasts who enjoy anything to do with Nottingham....The model boats on the lake were so detailed and the people friendly. They were eager to talk about their little water crafts with knowledge and enthusiasm 😊 a very memorable day out.