Crossness Engines Trust was set up to restore the engines which represent a unique part of Britain’s industrial heritage, an outstanding example of Victorian engineering.
The Cathedral in the Marsh
Built in 1865 the Pumping Station was at the end of the southern sewage outfall.
It housed 4 steam-driven beam engine pumps.
A Victorian Masterpiece
Joseph William Bazelgette, designer; Charles Henry Driver, Architect.
William Webster, Building Contractor, James Watt Company, Engines
Over Eighty Years of Service
The pump was last used in 1952 and then abandoned.
The Crossness Engines Trust was founded in 1985.
Crossness Pumping Station is a Grade 1 Listed industrial heritage site.
It is open to the public on Open Days and pre-booked tours.
Ways To Visit Us
There are three primary ways of visiting Crossness Pumping Station