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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1260598



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County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityHounslowLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Mar-1995

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 440279

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The following building shall be added:

FELTHAM FELTHAMHILL ROAD TQ 17 SW 787-/44/10022 Kempton Park Pumping Station (including triple expansion house and two attached chimneys) GV II*

Water pumping station and 2 chimneys. 1929, Henry Stilgoe, Chief Engineer for the Metropolitan Water Board, built by William Moss. Red brick and Portland stone ashlar and a slate hipped roof. Rectangular plan with parallel rear boiler house, and rear octagonal chimney connected to matching chimney ofKempton Park I (1903). Baroque Revival style. Single storey, attic and basement; 7-window range. A symmetrical front has a banded rusticated plinth, cornice and coped parapet, massive clasping buttresses have paired pilasters, beneath a raised top section above the cornice with round panels. Ashlar porch has steps up to panelled doors each side beneath Diocletian windows, cornice and parapet, and a matching front window. Brick screen walls have tall round-arched windows divided by flat lintels, and metal framed windows with margin bars. Rectangular attic windows with diagonal glazing bars are separated by stone strips, with a central panel inscribed 'METROPOLITAN WATER BOARD'. Projecting raised terrace with banded ashlar walls; ridge lantern. Returns have central doorways and 3 narrow windows, with 2 attic windows. Lower rear engine house. To rear is the parallel boiler house range. Interior: A tiled interior with green pilasters to the gantry crane, contains a pair of original and complete Worthington Simpson triple expansion engines at either end, the Sir William Prescott and the Lady Bessie; brass lamps around the central open basement area made from parts from an 1812 Boulton and Watt parallel motion beam engine, entrance lobby and stairs to panelled office above, and a walkway round on steel modillion brackets. Subsidiary features: A unique pair of octagonal brick stacks attached to the rear with square bases and cornices, the 1929 chimney linked to the c1903 chimney of the Lilleshall engine house (qv) by a rusticated ashlar arch. Historical note: The apogee of the steam-powered water pumping engine house, almost the last in the country and containing the two most powerful pumping engines in Europe. They pumped to the Primary Filter house (1929, not included), and to service reservoirs. Listable on architectural merit, with group value with the 1904-5 Kempton Park Lilleshall engine house, with which it once formed the greatest concentration of steam engine power in Europe, and the unique paired chimneys, and graded for the historical technical interest of the engines. Also a scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: TQ1101270854

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National Grid Reference: TQ 11012 70854


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