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Papplewick Engine House Architectural Details

By spikemoz
These pictures are some of the architectural details and decoration on the Papplewick Pumping Station Engine House near Nottingham. Some of the ornamental features on the Engine House and in the surrounding area have been stolen since these pictures were taken.

V1 to V4
The main entrance to the Engine House are two oak doors protected by a porch on top of which is a griffon with a ball in it's mouth. From the side, it looks like a lavatory ball ****, but what looks like the lever is it's tongue, so I wouldn't be surprised if the architect was having a bit of joke. The hinges on the oak doors are rather splendid and in keeping with the rest of the building.

One of the Engine House side windows through which you can see one of the engine flywheels. They were originally stained glass, but the bottom panes were smashed by vandals and have been replaced by plain glass.

This is one of the terracotta ornaments high up on the Engine House wall above the windows.

The Engine House roof ventilator.

V8 & V9
The Boiler House door and handle. The handles, lock and striker plates appeared to be made of bronze.


Tags: General Architecture Landscape and travel

Voters: BarryC123, gary_d, TerryMcK and 8 more

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gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
29 Mar 2009 12:19AM
A great set of images I particularly like V3 and 4. - gary
CherryMartin 13 10 United States
29 Mar 2009 5:53AM
wonderful shots.
29 Mar 2009 8:01AM
A cracking set of images the detail you have captured is brilliant.
imagio 14 12 1 England
29 Mar 2009 9:32AM
This series has the lot Spike, great detail, exposure, light and color

spikemoz 14 2
29 Mar 2009 6:02PM
Thanks for all the votes and comments, much appreciated.

29 Mar 2009 6:41PM
I've viewed these fantastic images with awe and a touch of sadness that the skills needed to produce such exquisite items have or are rapidly disappearing. What comes over the brainless morons that have to vandalise such beautiful items. If only we could still manufacture things like this maybe we'd have a chance of trading our way out of the current finacial difficulties. Thanks for sharing such a fascinating series.

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