Report - Abbey Mills Pumping station 2010

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Rum Swigger
28DL Full Member
Jan 5, 2010
ye old thames
The original Abbey Mills Pumping Station, in Abbey Lane, London E15, is a sewerage pumping station, designed by engineer Joseph Bazalgette, Edmund Cooper, and architect Charles Driver. It was built between 1865 and 1868. It was designed in a cruciform plan, with an elaborate Byzantine style, described as The Cathedral of Sewage. It has a twin, Crossness Pumping Station, south of the River Thames at Crossness, at the end of the Southern Outfall Sewer.

The land may become the major access to the new thames tunnel

Not sure what the current state of this site is,last i heard there was a big razor wire fence put up.

Crossness on the other side of the river is under restoration and they have engines in steam on these dates 2012
Sunday April 22nd
Sunday June 24th
Sunday July 29th
Tuesday August 14th
Sunday September 2nd
Sunday September 23rd - Open House London (Free entry)
Sunday October 21st

Anyway visited a while ago now with Tucker and UrbanJunkie
The site is still live but the steam engines have been replaced with boring electrics


yummy....poop pipe