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© Mr Stewart Monk

IoE Number: 206335
Location: LONDON HYDRAULIC POWER COMPANY PUMPING STATION, WAPPING WALL E1 (north side)
  STEPNEY, TOWER HAMLETS, GREATER LONDON
Photographer: Mr Stewart Monk
Date Photographed: 01 November 2006
Date listed: 27 September 1973
Date of last amendment: 02 December 1977
Grade II*

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On the entry for:WAPPING WALL E11. (north west side)4431London Hydraulic PowerCompany Station with No 37

WAPPING WALL El TQ3580 23/823 (North West Side) London Hydraulic power Company Station with No 37 II* 1890, dated. Red brick with slated and glazed roofs. Single storey with two towers. Arched windows with keystone, pedimented gables. The rear tower has a panelled base and cornice but is plain above; the front one is taller with pedimented windows at eaves level. No 37 is dated. 1891 in gable, Red brief; with string courses at cill level, slate roof. Two or three storeys, two windows 1.1, each is a paired sash, Arched entrance to right, Stepped gable with double arched window, dormer to right also another stepped gable. This was the Station Superintendent' house. The buildings have landmark and group value but more important is the historic and technological interest of the machinery still in situ and working order. This station was the last working of the London hydraulic Power Company and functional from 1893 to June 1977. Among the remaining plant are:- 1. Electrically driven pumps dating from the 1950's 2. Two accumulator towers , 3. Two large cast-iron tanks for clean and dirty water 4. Fittings of the inlet and filtration plants 5. 'Cast-iron hydraulic mains of 6", 7" and 8" diameter with their usual fitments All except item 1 are original. Wapping Wall is the last remaining fully fitted hydraulic power station in Britain and the grading reflects its importance.

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