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Report - Trowse Pumping Station..Norwich, May 2021


Mikeymutt

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This old Victorian pumping station is ten mins down the road from me and I tried it several times over a few years but always sealed. Then in 2016 the front building was open so me and my mate went for a look. It was locked down again in literally a few weeks. I went back a few months later and found the rear building open. That was sealed up quite quickly again. But was open a year later and remained open, but not the front building. Anyway in spring Bikinglynn give me the heads up that it was open again. I wanted to see it again, so me and man gone wrong were up early and went to look. He had not been in the front building before but had the rear. So he cleared off home after doing the building and I went in the other to have another look.
The original rear building was constructed in 1865 to 1871 to pump sewage to Whittingham sewage works. It pumped into the river using three beam engines. When new mills pimping station opened the Whitlingham one was abandoned. The new mills one is a stunning building and still has all the original equipment in which a group are trying to restore.
Whitinghham was brought back into use in 1899 when it replaced the sewage works and was modernised. It has now been replaced by a smaller more modern one.

Here we look over the 1910 building with the original imposing building standing to the rear. There are six workers houses to the left which are privately owned. To the front of the site is a larger house which I would presume would have been the site managers house maybe.

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Although the building is stripped internally there is some beautiful tile work and roof trusses.

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A worker's room with fire to keep them warm.

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Continued..
 

Mikeymutt

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Moving on to the older rear building. Sitting at three storeys high. To the side was built a more modern extension. It seems that the original works was converted into a mill at a later date. The newer extension was last used by a well known cabinet maker in Norfolk. I actually nearly applied for a job with him in his old premises when I had finished my cabinet making college course after school. When I first went to look her in 2013 he was still working here.

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Inside the workshop. It's more trashed than the other part due to it being open so long.

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Moving into the older part and we have these beautiful arched windows.

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Moving down to the lower floors and you have an ornate spiral staircase. I had spotted this through a hole in the door. It was this that wanted me to get in here.

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I heard the front building is now sealed off and seen some pics with new fencing around it.
 

Mikeymutt

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Fantastic pictures. I'll be over that way in a couple of weeks time. This is on my list of places to check out.
Thank you. Hopefully you get some luck. Think it might be different now.
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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Very nice. So much to like here. So much decay mixed with lovely open spaces, great tiles, chains & hooks. Great designs. Great history and personal connection too. And a bonus toilet in such a random place. Really nice.:cool:
 

Mikeymutt

28DL Regular User
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Very nice. So much to like here. So much decay mixed with lovely open spaces, great tiles, chains & hooks. Great designs. Great history and personal connection too. And a bonus toilet in such a random place. Really nice.:cool:
Thank you Jane, it's got so many nice things. I love the chains hanging down, I always like seeing chains for shots. The toilet was in a random place haha. On my first visit there was an outside one but it was filled with crap this time. But got a shot first time.

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