Photo of industrial history at papplewick Pumping Station, Nottinghamshire

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old machinery from victorian times

Victorian Technology

Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping station is located near the City of Nottingham, in the east of England.

Papplewick was built in the late Victorian era to supply fresh water to the nearby city of Nottingham.

The site includes an underground brick built reservoir, that visitors can go down, with a guide.

The main site is beautiful in a way that the Victorians often made their buildings.

Despite being a public utility, that few people would see, they incorporated beautiful design features into the building and grounds.

On bank holidays, the boilers are fired up, and the pumping station can be seen operating, which is well worth a visit.