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Papplewick Pumping Station is the finest working Victorian water pumping station in Britain. The site has recently undergone extensive restoration and once again stands proud as a spectacular example of Victorian craftsmanship. It boasts a range of original features including an ornate Engine House, ornamental cooling pond and a Boiler House complete with six Lancashire Boilers, all set amidst formal landscaped grounds.
The Engine House is home to the original twin beam engines, built by James Watt and Co in 1884, and is of special interest for its outstanding combination of Victorian engineering and artistic design. Visitors are taken aback by the sheer splendour of the stained glass windows, elaborately decorated columns and polished mahogany and brass work.
Designed as a statement of Victorian flare and pride, it is hard to believe today that the site was never intended to be seen by the general public.
- Papplewick Pumping Station on Countryfile
- Regional and Miscellaneous Experience Nottinghamshire Member 2011
- Regional and Miscellaneous Disabled Access 2011
- Regional and Miscellaneous Recommended on Trip Advisor 2012
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Sunday 10th August 2014
Papplewick RDA Fundraising Event
Come along and enjoy a family day out...0.87 miles away
Saturday 26 July - Sunday 28 September 2014 from 9am - 6pm
Summer time this year Patchings...1.69 miles away
Sunday 24 & Bank Holiday Monday 25 August 2014 From 11am - 5pm Daily
On August 24 & 25...2.24 miles away
Saturday 2 August 2014 FREE EVENT
From 1.00pm – 4.00pm
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Sunday 24 August 2014 from 7.30pm
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Afternoon Tea at Newstead Abbey - 29th June, 27th July, 24th and 25th August 2014
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Third Friday in the month from June - September 2014
Experience Nottingham's heritage sites in...2.72 miles away
24th - 25th August 2014, 11am - 4pm.
Join in the fair ground stalls and bring a rug and your...2.72 miles away
28th July 2014, 2pm - 4pm
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25th August - 7th September 2014
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11th - 23rd August 2014
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Sunday 21 September 2014 11am - 4pm
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Outdoor Theatre at Newstead Abbey - 4th July - 22nd August 2014
Newstead Abbey, the former home...2.86 miles away
26th - 27th September 2014
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Sunday 7 September 2014 from 11am - 4pm
Featuring miniature steam traction engines, barn...3.3 miles away
Saturday 13 September 2014 from 2pm - 5pm
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