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IoE Number: 365677
Photographer: Mr Jonathan Brooks
Date Photographed: 20 July 2005
Date listed: 07 June 1971
Date of last amendment: 02 November 1992
Grade II*

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HOVE TQ2806NE WOODLAND DRIVE, West Blatchington 579-1/8/180 (East side) 07/06/71 Boiler and Engine House at Goldstone Pumping Station (Formerly Listed as: WOODLAND DRIVE The Goldstone Pumping Station) GV II* Boiler house and engine house of Goldstone Pumping station, now museum known as the British Engineerium. 1866 for the Brighton Hove and Preston Constant Service Water Supply Company, engineers Easton and Amos, enlarged with west engine house in 1876 for the Brighton Water Corporation, engineers Eastons and Anderson, ceased to be fully operational in the late 1940s, restored 1974-6. Polychrome brickwork, yellow, red and blue-purple, with some moulded brick, slate roofs with skylights, coped verges. Plan: 2-storey beam engine houses flanking single storey boilerhouse, No.1 beam engine to east dismanted and now museum, No 2 beam engine (west) fully operational, fuel economiser room on north front, underground tunnel linking former coal shed (qv) to west, remains of underground railway tracks. South front: gable-fronted 2-storey, 3-bay engine houses, pediment to gable end, bracketed cornice, all cast-iron windows, linked entablature to round-headed window openings, continuous decorative string linking whole range, rusticated ground floors with central round-headed doorways, fanlights and panelled double doors flanked by round-headed windows, all with linked entablatures; central single-storey range of 3 bays, similar windows flanking central bay which projects forward with strongly moulded cornice, segmental-headed opening, fanlight, panelled double doors with ornamental metal grills. 4-bay return right, renewed cast-iron railings returned from entrance north around west front. Operational Eastons and Anderson beam engine dated 1872, 4 boilers by Yates and Thom, Blackburn, dated 1934, E. Green and Son fuel economiser.

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