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New Leake, Lade Bank Pumping Station
New Leake, Lade Bank Pumping Station
New Leake, Lade Bank Pumping Station

The fine steam-powered pumping station of 1867 has been retained, even though it was succeeded by a new structure containing diesel pumps in 1938, (seen here to the right background).

The pumps lift water from a large area of the East Fen into the Hobhole Drain, which runs south into the Haven SE of Boston.

New Leake, Lade Bank Pumping Station, Hobhole Drain, East Fen,
New&nbnsp;Leake, Lade Bank Pumping Station
New&nbnsp;Leake, Lade Bank Pumping Station
New&nbnsp;Leake, Lade Bank Pumping Station

This fine pumping station (TF 379 545), was built in 1867, to pump water from the East Fen into the Hobhole Drain which runs south to Boston Haven.

Diesel pumps were installed in 1940 but the boiler chimney from the days of steam pumping has been retained.

Hobhole Drain formed part of an extensive network of navigable waterways in the area and there are the remains of a lock alongside the pumping station.

This early photograph appears to show work completing the lock and the pumping station outfall.

Old Leake, Lade Bank Pumping Station