Leawood Pumphouse

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.


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Full Description

Leawood 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. 

Leawood Pumphouse has regular steaming dates throughout the year from Easter until October. See our website for more details

Contact & Location

Operator:Derbyshire County Council Countryside Service / Leawood Pumphouse Group
Address:High Peak Junction
Derbyshire DE4 5HW
Contacts: 01629 533 287
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View website
Open days:In steam: 16-17 Apr, 30 Apr-1 May, 3-4 Jun, 2 Jul, 5-6 & 27-28 Aug, 16-17 Sep, 7-8 Oct. 1200-1700. Discovery Days 28-29 Oct. 1100-1600.
By Bus:Trans Peak, 140
By Rail: Cromford / 0.75 miles

This entry was last updated on 1st March 2017

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