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Bracebridge Pumping Station
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Nottinghamshire
53° 18' 17.3" N 1° 6' 19.6" W
SK59707902
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1881
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Bracebridge Pumping Station is in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Built in 1881 as part of the towns sewage system using a steam driven beam engine to pump effluent to processing facilities. The steam was produced from coal , brought by boat from shireoaks colliery.

The pumping station is a tall single store building, built out of brick and ashlar with gaul and blue brick in an Italian Romanesque style. It has tall round headed iron framed windows and a hipped slate roof. Cast iron columns and a spiral staircase remain in the interior, the engine has long since gone. A chimney sits on the north west corner, built in the style as the main building with a decorated top.

The pumping station has been a regular on Nottinghamshire's Building at Risk Register. After closing the building has been steady deteriorating. In 2003 repairs to the roof and windows were carried out to make the building more wind and weather tight. In February 2006 planning permission was granted to convert it into 24 residential apartments.