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Report - Ryehope Victorian Pumping Station April 2010

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by emotive69, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. emotive69

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    Built in 1868 to supply water to the Sunderland area , ryehope pumping station closed in 1967 just short of its 100th birthday. The beam engines are still kept in use by volunteers and occasionally steamed for visitor days. We had a word with the owner ( a very nice man ) and he allowed us complete access to the site on a quiet day ( just us in ) took a few hours to do and is deceptively large , it has a great feel to it - being used gives it that grimey oily look and smell !

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    The building is typically impressive victorian architecture , and far outclasses its little sister the Cherry Knowles Lunatic Asylum which still stands next door ! in a poor state

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    the intricate details inside is fantastic

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    and the size of some of the main machinery weighing in at 20 tonnes and pumping a million gallons of water a day !


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    an amazing place run by a great bunch of people , feel free to get in touch and get yourself down there , and dont forget to stick a few quid in the jar , its volunteers like these keep these great monuments alive for us to enjoy..

    emotive69
     
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  2. Texeira

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    These pics look so cool. What film did you use for the top picture with the black clouds. It looks like it could be a location for a horror movie.
     
  3. HughieD

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    Great pics but it's not really urbex as this place is a museum isn't it?
     
  4. Cuuvin

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    True that, but as a permission visit (getting somewhere that's not normally publicly accessible). Getting permission to have unfettered access to something that is this historical is not something that the general public has. So @emotive69 ... :thumb Ace explore, quality pics! :D


    (PS quite a few are gonna make up onto my computer screen !:p)

    (PPS DUH....post is six years old .... cracking, never the less!)
     
  5. Speed

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    At the time it was as good as disused.
     
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    Thanks for the comments :) All the photos are DSLR no film just PS , and this was some years back so not sure what access is like now though i do believe they have a few open days each year , but there would be lots of people about.
     
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