This Grade I listed building houses two Cornish beam engines, one of which is the oldest working beam engine in the world.

Crofton Pumping Station is one of the most significant industrial heritage sites in the country and a fascinating visitor attraction that invites you to step into our industrial and social history and turn back the clock to a time when steam was king.

The station was built in 1807-9 to supply water to the highest point of the Kennet & Avon Canal which links London and Bristol. It is a rare survivor of the technology which enabled British engineers to drain mines and supply towns and cities with water throughout the world, and has recently undergone conservation and visitor facility improvement work which has been supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Image: Crofton Credit: Ann Seth