Westonzoyland Pumping Station

Westonzoyland Pumping Station

In 1830 landowners on the weston level obtained an Act of parliament for improving drainage of certain lowlands. A steam driven beam engine and scoop was authorised on the Parret near Lake Wall.
In 1862 the original steam engine and scoop was replaced with a steam driven vertical spindle centrifugal pump.
In 1947 this pump was replaced by a diesel driven pump.
The 1862 steam engine is now owned by the Westozoyland Engine Trust and is regulary steamed.
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