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Leawood Pump House

High Peak Junction | Cromford Canal, Matlock DE4 5HN, England
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Lucky enough to see the Pump House fired up !!

Walking with family to Leawood Pump House we were excited to see it was fired up and working as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aussie64555
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Perth, Australia
Well presented industrial history

Lovely well restored and presented vertical beam engineer which pumps water from the river to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sam3314
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Derby, United Kingdom
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The Leawood Pump House was built in 1849 to supply water to the Cromford Canal, built some 50 years previously. It is a Grade II* listed building located a little along the canal towpath from High Peak Junction, it stands to a height of 45 feet (14 m) on the right bank of the River Derwent, at the end of the Derwent Aqueduct, and has a 95-foot (29 m) chimney stack with a cast-iron cap. The pumphouse worked continuously from 1849 until 1944 when the canal closed. It was restored in 1979 by the Cromford Canal Society and is run periodically.
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High Peak Junction | Cromford Canal, Matlock DE4 5HN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking with family to Leawood Pump House we were excited to see it was fired up and working as this happens only a few times in a year. It was fascinating to see the big, heavy pump in working order and you could climb the...More

Thank Aussie64555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely well restored and presented vertical beam engineer which pumps water from the river to the canal. The volunteers are friendly and happy to share their knowledge and the information on the walls is well presented. You can climb to the top floor to look...More

Thank Sam3314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting piece of history at work.Volunteers able to answer questions and were all very friendly.

Thank George C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a testament to Victorian engineering at its finest, over 150 years after it was installed it delivers tons of water to the canal with each stroke of the steam powered beam engine. Well worth a visit if in slightest bit interested in one...More

Thank davkt
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Quite an amazing space when it's in steam. The volunteers are good with the explanations and to see it still pumping water from river to canal is just great.

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very interesting place to visit on a steam day . It is along the beautiful Cromford Canal which is worth walking along .

Thank Miroslaw10
Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you are walking the canal you must go and see the pump house if it is open ( it does not open or run very often). but if it is you will see a lovely pump house and a large beam pump which if...More

Thank bikemadwilli
Reviewed 29 October 2016

What an unexpected pleasure to walk along the canal from Cromford and arrive at this pumping station. It is run by a small team of volunteers with an extensive knowledge about the history of the place. Amazing to see the engine still able to pump...More

Thank Helenes51
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The pump house has special days when the pump is working, it's small but sweet, run by volunteers, need to be fit to use stairs

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 1 October 2016

An 1849 stationary steam pumping engine that was built in order to satisfy the needs of Arkwright's Cromford Mill for extra water. .If you are interested in steam and engines, canals and railways this is a must to visit, and the volunteers who keep it...More

Thank D789L
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