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Eastney Pumping Station
Eastney, Portsmouth, Hampshire
associated engineer
Sir Frederick Bramwell
date  1882 - 1887
era  Victorian  |  category  Building  |  reference  SZ672992
ICE reference number  HEW 504
One of two pumping stations built as part of Portsmouth main sewerage drainage works.
Portsmouth is built on a flat island and as it grew in size, the sewage problem became more difficult to deal with. Bramwell's large retaining tanks and steam-driven pumping system were completed in 1887. Both this sytem and its 1868 predecessor were designed to pump sewerage into the sea.
Eastney Pumping Station is constructed of polychrome brickwork and always had a chimney, though it is now half its original height. The building is 72ft high. Originally it housed steam beam engines, now restored as part of the museum, later replaced by submersible electric ones.
reference sources   CEH South

Eastney Pumping Station