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


HughieD

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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:

img5556 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Looking across the lake:

img5554 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5545 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5539 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5538 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Pipeage behind the main pumphouse:

img5548 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5547 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5530 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5526 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5500 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Abandoned pipes leading into the lake:

img5549 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5543 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5544 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The superb little ruined pump house:

img5527 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5508 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5521 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Major pipeage in here:

img5523 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5520 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5518 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5511 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Some sort of gauge(?):

img5510 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Two of the sluice gates:

img5535 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5534 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And back to the lake:

img5499 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5498 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5495 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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

img5493 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img5491 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 

Baggy trousers

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Very nice that man, was looking at those photos on flickr last night and wondered where it was. Shame you couldn't get in. Good report anyhows.
 

elhomer12

Maglite size T-rex, It's time for urbex!
Regular User
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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