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Crofton beam engines

Crofton beam engines

the story of Crofton Pumping Station on the Kennet and Avon Canal

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Published by Crofton Society .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by David Harris.
ContributionsHarris, David., Crofton Society.
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Open LibraryOL21402548M

The volunteers at Crofton Beam Engines are delighted to be able to welcome visitors from the 18th July. During the lockdown period work has been going on to give visitors an even better experience during their visit. Even though we won’t be in steam for the remainder of this season there will be lots of [ ]. Crofton Beam Engines is a terrific excuse for a getaway. To visit it, take a trip to Marlborough. You'll find at least 9 hotels that are located a maximum of 6 miles from Crofton Beam Engines. Some good options are the Mayfield B&B and Manor Farm B & B - Farm.

Crofton Beam Engines is an absolute delight to visit. The site is staffed by enthusiastic volunteers who were genuinely delighted to share their knowledge about the beam engines and the history of the pumping station and the canal. The location is simply idyllic, with views out . The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust owns and operates Crofton Beam Engines, a grade 1 listed site featuring 2 early 19th century steam powered beam engines. Through its National Lottery Heritage Funded ‘Our Crofton Story’ project, the Trust is carrying out improvements to the site.

About Crofton Beam Engines will be in steam on the following dates: 4th, 5th 6th MAYpm To coincide with Museums at Night we will be steaming on the evening of the 18th MAY 6pmpm. We don't usually steam in the evening so should be different. 25th, 26th, 27th MAY pm 29th, 30th JUNE pm 27th, 28th JULY pm Also on both days of that weekend From 12noon .   Crofton Beam Engines is one of those special places. I know I'm a bit biased because I live nearby. Nonetheless, we never tire of coming here. It's right by the canal, at the beginning or end of some lovely walks and - what's more - there's a superb cafe serving tasty lunches, cakes and ice creams. In fact, it's worth coming for the cafe alone TripAdvisor reviews.


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Crofton is powered by volunteers. Come and join our friendly team at Crofton Beam Engines, and help to show our wonderful engines and beautiful site to our visitors. We have a wide range of volunteer roles, so there is a task waiting for you whatever your background.

There is a tarmacked and bay-marked chargeable Pay and Display car park at Crofton Beam Engines with 32 spaces for cars, 2 accessible spaces and a bay for motorcycles. A revised car park tariff was put in place with effect from 15 January as follows: Car Park Tariff Hours.

Crofton Beam Engines, Marlborough, Wiltshire. K likes. Visit Crofton Beam Engines to see magnificently restored steam engines. See our website for opening times/5(12). Crofton Beam Engines. Step into our industrial and social history from a time when steam was king. Crofton Beam Engines, Marlborough: See reviews, articles, and photos of Crofton Beam Engines, ranked No.1 on Crofton beam engines book among 16 attractions in Marlborough/5().

Response from Crofton_Manager, Manager at Crofton Beam Engines Responded 10 Oct Thank you so much for your kind review and it's brilliant to hear that you came along to our special event "Crofton at Night" after first having Crofton beam engines book one of our popular guided tours on a non-steaming day/5().

Crofton Beam Engines, Marlborough, Wiltshire. K likes. Visit Crofton Beam Engines to see magnificently restored steam engines and relax in the Engineman's Rest. CROFTON Beam Engines are opening up again from Saturday July 18 - but it’s not yet full steam ahead.

During the lockdown period work has been going on to give visitors an even better experience during their visit, but the engines won’t be in steam for the remainder of this : Niki Hinman.

The side of the No 1 engine beam displays a marking “B”. This is the Boulton and Watt order book reference. The order books are lodged in the Boulton and Watt archive in the Birmingham City Library which contain reference to this engine being purchased by the Kennet and Avon Canal Company.

We offer carefully selected mouth-watering products to serve you in the café. We have teamed up with a number of small family run artisan producers, including a local brewery and distillery, a local pie maker, a local cider farm, a local tea maker, a small coffee roastery and a local family butcher.

Crofton Beam Engines was built in to provide water for the Kennet & Avon Canal. There are two magnificent beam engines powered by steam which pumped up the water. One of the engines is the oldest working beam engine in its original engine house in the world and it still works. Crofton Beam Engines July 31 at AM Thanks for the mention Penny Post Our website has information for vi sitors, and lots of history about our site and the beam engines.

Entry to the Engine House of £ for adults, and free for children under Find out more.* Crofton Beam Engines, set in unspoiled Wiltshire countryside close to the old market town of Marlborough, is an ideal spot for exploring the Kennet and Avon Canal, with. Visited Crofton Beam Engines today with Berkshire Vision, very good tour with guide.

Acted as a carer/guide for a member of the Club, thoroughly enjoyed the experience, took several pictures which I will put into a talking picture show/5(). (15 Hours per week; £8, p.a. for a two-year contract) We are nearing the end of a major project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to conserve and re-present the early 19th century pumping station at Crofton, near Marlborough – home to the oldest working beam engine in the world that is still in its original location and capable of performing the task for which it was.

Crofton Beam Engines Today at AM Good news via the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust So pleased that the Ba rbara McLellan Canal Trip Boat is restarting a limited number of trips See More. Of the two beam engines, that make up the Crofton Beam Engines, the older one, an original Boulton & Watt fromcan claim the very precise title of the "Oldest working beam engine in the world still in its original engine house and capable of doing the job for which it was installed.".

Indeed for a short period in it was pressed into service to do that job, when the replacement. Crofton Pumping Station, near the village of Great Bedwyn in Wiltshire, England, supplies the summit pound of the Kennet and Avon Canal with water.

The steam-powered pumping station is preserved and operates on selected weekends. It contains an operational Boulton & Watt steam engine dating from that is the oldest working beam engine in the world in its original engine house and capable Area: Wiltshire.

Response from Crofton_Manager, Manager at Crofton Beam Engines Responded Thank you so much for your kind review and it's brilliant to hear that you came along to our special event "Crofton at Night" after first having joined one of our popular guided tours on a non-steaming day/5().

Book a stay at one of the luxury hotels close to Crofton Beam Engines to enjoy the first-class restaurants and spas, or grab one of the Crofton Beam Engines hotel deals, if you want to save a few dollars on an inexpensive trip. The train station is miles / km from Crofton Beam Engines. Bedwyn Station approx miles away, access from there by either road or the canal towpath (the towpath may not be suitable for those with mobility access needs) Parking.

We have a car park. There are accessible parking spaces. The parking is less than 50 metres from the main.Crofton Beam Engines is a fascinating place - especially if you can go when the engines are working, which they often are at bank holidays. The cafe is under new management.

It has a little way to go to reach the high standard of the previous administration/5().Crofton Beam Engines are on the north side of the Kennet and Avon Canal near to its highest point.

Crofton is home to two magnificent steam driven beam engines one of which can claim to be the oldest in the world still in its original location and doing the job it was installed for in – lifting water to the highest point on the Canal.