Discover the story of water extraction, softening and supply over the last 100 years at this Scheduled Ancient Monument located close to Winchester in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. Working triple expansion steam engine. It is an Edwardian pumping station containing a unique selection of buildings and machinery within a rural downland setting in the heart of Hampshire. The site was given the status of a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 1973. Although built and extended over 30 years, the main buildings present a coherent set of high quality public works buildings of the early 20th century when authorities had a pride in their public façade. The older sections have escaped demolition and thus a complete series of steam, diesel, separate d.c. motors and modern submersible electric pumps is still available for the public to view and, in many cases, see in operation. The site is unique in having both water extraction and a complete water softening treatment plant. Only coal needed to be brought in to Twyford. Chalk for the lime kilns was quarried on site and the Clark process softening plant stands complete and with sections workable. The site therefore caters for a variety of interests with the history of water supply, industrial artefacts for the enthusiast, the nature trail for the conservationist and adequate picnic areas. These are expanded on Open Days with themed exhibits from external exhibitors, and the site is a popular venue for a wide range of group visits by both local and national organisations.
Opening Times : 5-6 May, then 1st Sun in month to Oct. 1100-1600.
07516 458 900
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