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Address: High Peak Junction | Cromford Canal, Matlock DE4 5HN, England

The Leawood Pump House was built in 1849 to supply water to the Cromford...

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 m) on the right bank of the River Derwent, at the end of the Derwent Aqueduct, and has a 95-foot (29 m) chimney stack with a cast-iron cap. The pumphouse worked continuously from 1849 until 1944 when the canal closed. It was restored in 1979 by the Cromford Canal Society and is run periodically.

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Great place to visit on a steam day

Very interesting place to visit on a steam day . It is along the beautiful Cromford Canal which is worth walking along .

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very interesting place to visit on a steam day . It is along the beautiful Cromford Canal which is worth walking along .

Thank Miroslaw10
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you are walking the canal you must go and see the pump house if it is open ( it does not open or run very often). but if it is you will see a lovely pump house and a large beam pump which if my memory serves me right it can pump 4 tonnes of water to one stroke

Thank bikemadwilli
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

What an unexpected pleasure to walk along the canal from Cromford and arrive at this pumping station. It is run by a small team of volunteers with an extensive knowledge about the history of the place. Amazing to see the engine still able to pump water from the river into the canal and to watch the pumping engine in steam.... More 

Thank Helenes51
Matlock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

The pump house has special days when the pump is working, it's small but sweet, run by volunteers, need to be fit to use stairs

Thank Michelle D
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

An 1849 stationary steam pumping engine that was built in order to satisfy the needs of Arkwright's Cromford Mill for extra water. .If you are interested in steam and engines, canals and railways this is a must to visit, and the volunteers who keep it going are very enthusiastic!

Thank D789L
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Staff running this are always happy to talk to explain the history and how everything works, great for kids and adults.Idyllic setting and watch Birdswood the pleasure barge going past at the same time

Thank photosrme
England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Leawood Pumphouse can be found as you walk along the canal towpath from Cromford to High Peak Junction. Check out the open days for the pumphouse before you visit, because this is an interesting old building to walk around and take some photographs. Experience and feel the heat as coals are heaped into the boiler fire to produce enough steam... More 

Thank TruthfulReviewInfo
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

For people that enjoy their history and steam. This is a must. Owned by the Derbyshire County Council but run and maintained by volunteers. A 27 ton beam moving a 15 ton plunger drawing 800 gallons of water from the Derwent into the canal as smooth a silk. Several sets of stairs if you want to explore the site completely.... More 

Thank wearsthefoxhat
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a very interesting building. I wish it were open to the public. The situation by the canal aquaduct over the River Derwent is stunning

Thank gillianwall2016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Visited bank holiday weekend when the boilers were running & the magnificent pump house was fully working. It really is a sight not to be missed. The huge beam & pump working just as they would have done 100 years ago. No entrance fee, but donation requested, which helps to cover cost of coal. Lovely walks along the canal as... More 

Thank Ann N

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