Unique 1849 Graham & Co. beam engine pumps water from the River Derwent into the Cromford Canal. Steam supplied by two locomotive style boilers built by the Midland Railway around 1900.
- Souvenir Shop
Derbyshire County Council Countryside Service / Leawood Pumphouse Group
High Peak Junction Cromford Derbyshire DE4 5HW
In steam: 1-2 Apr, 6-7 May, 2-3 Jun, 1 Jul, 4-5 & 26-27 Aug, 15-16 Sep, 6-7 Oct. 1200-1700. Discovery Days 3-4 Nov. 1100-1600.
By Bus: Trans Peak, 140
By Rail: Cromford / 0.75 miles
The Pumphouse was built in 1849 to pump water from the River Derwent into Cromford Canal.
It is now well over 150 years old but remains in pristine working condition thanks to the dedication of the Countyrside Service and Leawood Pump Volunteer Group. Experience the power of this great steam engine as it pumps four tons of water into the canal with each piston stroke.
It has regular steaming dates throughout the year.