Steaming 1856 beam engine driving a scoop wheel land drainage pump. Also working 1940 Ruston 7XHR diesel with Gwynnes centrifugal pump.
- Souvenir Shop
- Full disabled access
Dogdyke Pumping Station Preservation Trust
Bridge Farm off A153, East of Tattershall Bridge Tattershall Lincolnshire LN4 4JG
3 May, 7 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 6 & 19 Sep, 4 Oct (1200-1630). Evening openings: 15 Jul, 13 Aug (1700-2000).
By Bus: Road Car 5
By Rail: Ruskington / 9 miles
The steam engine was built in 1856 to replace an existing wind pump to drain a large area of farmland between the rivers Bain and Witham. The engine is the original, external condensing beam-engine built by Bradley & Craven of Wakefield. It is the only surviving engine by this builder and is possibly the oldest steam-driven scoop wheel land drainage pumping set in the country that is still in steam and in its original position. This is a 16hp steam engine driving a 24ft (7.3m) diameter scoop wheel with wooden floats that can lift 25 tons (22.7tonnes) of water. It once lifted water from the lower drain into the River Witham, but now the water is channelled back into the drain.
1 steam engine (beam engine); 1 Stationary oil engine; 2 Working demonstrations; we have Catering; Disabled toilets; Disabled parking and Parent and baby facilities.