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Fascinating insight into Victorian steam

Leawood Pumphouse is a beautiful spot on the canal bank. It is a piecee of working history, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Codebreaker
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Very impressive pump engine, check before you visit that it is steamed up. This is run by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
johnl1950
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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The Leawood Pump House was built in 1849 to supply water to the Cromford Canal, built some 50 years previously. It is a Grade II* listed building located a little along the canal towpath from High Peak Junction, it stands to a height of 45 feet (14...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Leawood Pumphouse is a beautiful spot on the canal bank. It is a piecee of working history, and well worth a visit.

Thank Codebreaker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressive pump engine, check before you visit that it is steamed up. This is run by volunteers, and donations gratefully received. A very impressive piece of Victorian engineering, moving water from river below to the Cromford canal.

Thank johnl1950
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Turning point for canal boat, once a month on a Sunday, the pump room is open & visitors can take a look.

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Visited this as part of a lovely boat trip along the Cromford Canal. Lovely tall chimney at this one and was given a lovely history of the whole area

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 5 July 2018

You need to visit when it is running, chech the schedule generally only on bank holidays. The word awsome can be used without embarrasment. The victorian engineers were very special.

Thank clivorton
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We went on a Sunday when the pump house was open and working. The staff are very knowledgeable and can answer most questions. It's very impressive how huge all of the equipment is. There's also a canal boat that you can go on which is...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Whether you are interested in Britain’s industrial heritage or just enjoy watching the effortless splendour of steam-powered machinery in a magnificent setting, Leawood Pump House is well worth a visit. But because the pump house is only open to visitors one weekend a month (usually...More

Thank Sunny5Jim
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is along the canal path and just appears like an unused building, nothing special. It going out of your way to see it I recommend you go on one of the steaming days, Only then could it really be of any interest.

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Walking with family to Leawood Pump House we were excited to see it was fired up and working as this happens only a few times in a year. It was fascinating to see the big, heavy pump in working order and you could climb the...More

Thank Aussie64555
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Lovely well restored and presented vertical beam engineer which pumps water from the river to the canal. The volunteers are friendly and happy to share their knowledge and the information on the walls is well presented. You can climb to the top floor to look...More

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