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Crofton Beam Engines

Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, MARLBOROUGH, SN8 3DW

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The oldest working beam engine in the world still in its original building and still doing its original job, the Boulton and Watt 1812, can be found in this rural spot. Its companion is a Harvey's of Hayle of 1845. Both are steam driven, from a hand-stoked, coal-fired boiler, and pump water into the summit level of the Kennet and Avon Canal with a lift of 40ft.

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Tel: 01672 870300
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Prices

In Steam: £8 (yearly season ticket) (ch under 16 free, seniors £7). Non-In Steam days: £4.50 (ch under 16 free, seniors £4)

Opening times

Open late Mar-early Oct, daily 10.30-5 (last entry 4.30). 'In Steam' selected dates Mar-Sep. Please check website for full details
Average visit 2hrs

Facilities

Parking.
Café.

Dogs

Dogs not allowed inside buildings

Assist dogs allowed all areas.

Accessibility

Partly accessible. Access restricted to ground floor pumphouse, grounds & cafe
Phone warden in advance, sighted guides provided

Crofton Beam Engines
  • Crofton Beam Engines
  • Crofton Beam Engines

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Signed from A4/A338/A346 & B3087 at Burbage

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