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A water supply in the Wolds
Survey by industrial archaeologists

A team of SLHA industrial archaeologists visited a small Victorian pumping station in the Lincolnmshire Wolds in August.

A three-bore pump in a brick-built underground chamber was driven by a 10-ft diameter waterwheel. Both drive and delivery water came from the adjacent lake impounded in a valley by an earth embankment.

Measurements and photographs were taken of the pump house and attempts made to locate other features of this water supply system which served one or more local farmsteads.

Eric Newton, Chris Lester, Stewart Squires and Colin East on site

August 2016