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Paplewick Engine House

By spikemoz
These pictures are of the Papplewick Pumping Station Engine House, out buildings and chimney. The quality of these buildings is amazing and must have cost an absolute fortune! They were built by the Nottingham Corporation in the 1880s and reflect both the wealth and the enormous civic pride the Victorian city fathers had in Nottingham and it's people. Today it still belongs to the people Of Nottingham and much of it has been restored and is available for anyone to enjoy.


Tags: General Architecture Landscape and travel

Voters: andylea, BarryC123, andrewrit and 19 more

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BarryC123 12 43 25 Ireland
28 Mar 2009 1:19AM
Amazing the effort that used to be made in building such a mundane thing as a pumping station in the past.
Today something like that would most likely be a dull concrete block !

Nicely taken shots you got too.
Ray42 13 3 England
28 Mar 2009 6:56AM
A good interesting series of pictures and write up
GlynnisFrith 14 23 3 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2009 8:35AM
The Victoria's know how to build wonderful buildings, these are great to see & well maintained too

nice set
28 Mar 2009 9:49AM
Viewing these pics brings home to me how we've lost the art of designing buildings that are pleasant to the eye and capable of withstanding the passing of time. We have one monstrosity in Northampton built in the 70 and is due for demolition after about 35 years. Thanks for sharing these images Spike.
28 Mar 2009 12:05PM
Great shots, money at times was no expense for the Victorians,when building places like this.
imagio 14 12 1 England
28 Mar 2009 8:32PM
Superb series Spike

TerryMcK 12 72 2 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2009 12:26AM
An interesting sequence of well-taken images, plus informative narrative.

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