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Cleadon, Cleadon Pumping Station



Water Supply and Drainage

Pumping Station

Water Pumping Station

Early Modern


Extant Building

Cleadon Hill Water Pumping Station of the Sunderland and South Shields Water Company is a fine complex of red brick buildings in an Italianate style, comprising an engine house, boiler house, coal store, workers cottages and a detached chimney which has an enclosed staircase to a gallery at the top and is 100 feet tall. This station has been operating since 1863, pumping some 1 million gallons of water per day to South Shields. It was designed by Thomas Hawksley and was originally steam powered with 2 cornish engines and 3 cornish boilers. The station was electrified c.1930. The complex forms part of a Conservation Area and the buildings are listed. The buildings were recorded in 2003 in advance of conversion to housing. LISTED GRADE 2 AND 2*




<< HER 2480 >> 2nd edition, Ordnance Survey map, 1898, 6 inch scale, Durham, 4, SW Tyne and Wear County Council, Marsden to Cleadon leaflet S.M. Linsley, 1976, Thomas Hawskley and the Steam Powered Water Pumping Stations of Sunderland, The Cleveland Industrial Archaeologist, No. 6, 1976,p11-18 I. Ayris & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p 69 Pre Construct Archaeology, 2003, Archaeological Building Recording at Cleadon Waterworks... Unpublished report; DCMS, South Tyneside Council, 2007, Cleadon Hills Conservation Area Character Appraisal

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