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Claverton water-powered pumping station

Location
Grid reference: ST 793 645
OS sheet: 172
Postcode: BA2 7BH
5 miles S of Bath, A36 Bath to Warminster road. Turn L on river side of railway level crossing down Ferry Lane, opposite Claverton village. (Caution - uncontrolled level crossing).

A waterwheel-powered beam engine pumping station, built in 1813 to pump water from the River Avon to the Kennet and Avon Canal. Has a 18ft x 25-ft wide waterwheel. Restored to working order in 1978. Owned by British Waterways Board and in the care of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust.

Opening times 2017
Due to major works taking place on replacing the waterwheel and the pitwheel cogs, it has been decided NOT to open the pump house to the general public until the works are complete, which will be from 27th May 2017.  From then we will be open on the last Saturday of each month until the end of September.
Guided tours to groups are also available, please
contact us for details.

National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Not open 2017.  We hope to be open in 2018

Contact
At pump, tel. 01225 483001, or John Adams, tel. 0117 986 5264. Parties: Jim Caldwell, tel. 01373 864957.

Email
enquiries@claverton.org

Web site
www.claverton.org