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Crofton Pumping Station

Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton Pumping Station, Gt Bedwyn,
Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 3DW

Go to Official website: http://www.croftonbeamengines.org/

(01672) 870300

  . Living Steam Beam Engines .

View of Beams from the top floor

Check Dates for when In-Steam

Crofton Pumping Station houses two Cornish Beam Engines, the 1812 Boulton & Watt and the 1845 Harvey of Hayle.

These engines have been restored and the 1812 engine is the oldest beam engine in the world, still in its original building and still doing its original job of pumping water to the summit level of the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Both engines are steamed from a hand stoked, coal fired Lancashire boiler.

The separate brick chimney has been restored (from 46 feet) to its original height of 82 feet.

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ENQUIRES and FURTHER INFORMATION

Reg Paynter, Warden, Crofton Pumping Station,  Crofton, Malborough, Wilts.  SN8 3DW  

Tel: 01672 870300

The Crofton Branch of The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust.
Registered Charity Number   CC 209206

CLICK HERE to GO to the Crofton Page of
The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust Site

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The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust Site

 

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Crofton Pumping Station

Living Steam-Powered Beam Engines!

Open Daily, but ONLY in-steam at selected times. - Please call or check  before making a special journey.

This historic site is based on the Kennet and Avon Canal with easy reach from the M4 via the Hungerford Exit.

 

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Two fully working historic beam engines

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In-Steam on selected weekends during the summer

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Open every weekend during the summer

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Picturesque location

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An ideal familly /educational trip

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Crofton Pumping Station

Crofton Beam Engines, Crofton Pumping Station, Gt Bedwyn, Marlborough, Wilts. (01672) 870300

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