Record Number : 86362 of 13452

Title : Crossness pumping station

Description :
The website "Croness Pumping Station" is published by the Crossness Engines Trust, and is part of the National Grid for Learning. The site covers the history of the Crossness Pumping station, built in 1865 by Joseph Bazalgette as part of London's new drainage system. There is a sizeable section on the pumping station's history, taken from Ian G. Hampson's 'A popular history of Crossness'. This covers the building and it's engines, as well as including a biography of Joseph Bazalgette, and information on the state of London's sanitation and public health in the Victorian age. There is also information about the Trust and it's work to restore Crossness since the 1980s.


Uncontrolled Keywords : metropolitan history; sanitation; Victorian London; water supply

Controlled Keywords : Greater London, United Kingdom;

Language : eng;

Period : 1865; 19th Century

Geographic Name : England

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