Crofton Beam Engines (2023)

The oldest working beam engine in the world still in its original location, an 1812 Boulton & Watt, and an 1846 Harveys of Hayle beam engine, pump water to the summit level of the Kennet & Avon Canal.


Operator: Branch of the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust

Address: Crofton Pumping Station Crofton Marlborough Wiltshire SN8 3DW

  • Telephone: 01672 870 300
  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Website: View website

Open Days & Times

Static: Winter Works Days 25 Feb; 25 Mar. Visit website for more details and later updates for the season.


  • By Rail: Great Bedwyn / 1 mile


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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