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Report - Langton Dock Pumphouse - the return (Liverpool, Oct, 2018)


Pinkman

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Quality stuff there mate, & good to finally reveal what's lying inside this beauty. Shame it's a bit bare, but there are plenty of nice features still :thumb
 

urbanchemist

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I came across a number of rather beautiful plans for the pump house and am adding a few here since they make sense of parts of the building I wasn’t sure about or got wrong.
This second floor plan shows that the clock tower on the end, now demolished, was in fact the accumulator (the parts outlined in red have gone).



A side view of pump engine house shows that the drop box at the top of the spiral staircase in the remaining tower was for tipping down ash from the hearths.
The ash ends up inside the little opening at ground level that can be seen on the left just outside the entrance to the stairs.



What I called the engine house with the vaulted roof and tall windows was in fact the boiler house, which makes more sense.
Steam raised here was piped next door to the engines, which worked centrifugal pumps in deep wells located under the extensions on either side.
This is where the big electric pumps were later installed. The wells now seem to be capped, but I wouldn’t go stomping around in this area too much!




 

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