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Papplewick Pumping Station - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Rigg Ln, Ravenshead, Nottingham NG15 9AJ, UK

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About Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station, situated in open agricultural land approximately 3 miles by road from the Nottinghamshire village of Papplewick, was built by Nottingham Corporation Water Department between 1881 and 1884 to pump water from the Bunter sandstone to provide drinking water to the City of Nottingham, in England. Two beam engines, supplied with steam by six Lancashire boilers, were housed in Gothic Revival buildings.

Attractions Near Papplewick Pumping Station

Burntstump Country Park
Burntstump Country Park1.54km from Papplewick Pumping Station
Newstead Abbey
Newstead Abbey4.46km from Papplewick Pumping Station

A beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire. Founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century, Newstead was home to the poet Lord Byron between 1808 - 1814. Inside the Abbey there is much to explore including Victorian room settings, and the poets private apartments.

Bestwood Country Park
Bestwood Country Park5.01km from Papplewick Pumping Station

Bestwood Country Park is a country park near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire, England. Bestwood was a hunting estate owned by the Crown from the medieval period until the 17th century, when King Charles II gave it to his mistress, Nell Gwyn, and their son. In the Victorian era, Bestwood was the location of a coal mine which closed in 1967. It was established as a country park in 1973.

Bestwood Winding Engine House
Bestwood Winding Engine House5.43km from Papplewick Pumping Station

The Winding Engine House is the last remaining part of Bestwood Colliery - one of the busiest coal mines in Nottinghamshire. The winding engine lowered colliers into the mine shaft, and winched mined coal up to the surface. The tall brick building houses a huge winding engine. Originally it was powered by steam, but today's visitors see the massive engine moved by an electrical motor. The engine dates back to 1876, the heyday of Victorian industrial engineering.

Thieves Wood
Thieves Wood 5.6km from Papplewick Pumping Station

Thieves Wood consists of 200 Hectares of mainly Pine forests. The site is also suitable for cycling and horse riding nd walking. Hundreds of years ago,trees from these woods provided timber for the construction of Nottingham Castle.Since that time they have virtually remained untouched until 1976 when violent storms destroyed thousands of mature trees.

St Mary Magdalene Church
St Mary Magdalene Church5.72km from Papplewick Pumping Station

The Church of St Mary Magdalene in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, is a parish church in the Church of England dedicated to Jesus' companion Mary Magdalene. The church is Grade II* listed as it is a particularly significant building of more than local interest. It is set in a peaceful churchyard overlooking the market place in the centre of the town. The building itself is of great architectural interest and is built on the site of an old Saxon church.

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Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham, though the county council is based at County Hall in West Bridgford in the borough of Rushcliffe, at a site facing Nottingham over the River Trent.