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Report - Holwell Pumping station, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, February 2018



HughieD

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
1. The History
Holwell Pumping station is located near to Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. The main pumping station itself is still in use but this is most likely just to aerate the water of the reservoir which is now used by the Holwell Angling Club. The pipes into the reservoir were probably the intake pipes for the water supply to the former Holwell Iron Works and hence probably date back to the late 19th century. Beyond that there is little to no history on this place.

2. The Explore
This was an easy one in terms of access. Didn’t really know what to expect but in the circumstances, it was a really interesting wander. The derelict pump house to the left of the main building and the ivy-covered pipes that radiated out from the reservoir made the trip worthwhile.

3. The Pictures:

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Looking across the lake:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Pipeage behind the main pumphouse:

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Abandoned pipes leading into the lake:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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The superb little ruined pump house:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Major pipeage in here:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Some sort of gauge(?):

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Two of the sluice gates:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

And back to the lake:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Not sure whether these are stilts for a structure on the lake:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr
 

elhomer12

Maglite size T-rex, It's time for urbex!
Regular User
#5
Cheers mate. Yes - it was. Secured and signs up saying "Building alarmed with Police response" so a definite no-no!
I'm pretty sure Punk said he's set the alarm off before :eek:

Also, I take it you didn't fancy exploring the nearby drain? :p
 

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