Old Pumphouse, Apethorpe, Northants, June 2020

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HughieD

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1. The History
Done quite an extensive bit of digging and can find nothing about this place at all. All that I do know is this little pump house is well hidden away in a wood just outside Apethorpe in Northamptonshire on the banks of Willow Brook and the only other picture I could find on the net was Bikin Glynn's.

2. The Explore
So big up to @Bikin Glynn. Would never have known about it otherwise. Wouldn’t normally do a report on such a small place but this was a little gem. Idyllically located, lots of decay and lots of the the original pump workings left inside. I certainly added to the nettle stings I accumulated earlier in the day at RAF Woolfox. But yes, what an enchanting little place. I took more pictures here than I have at places 50 times this bijou place’s size.

3. The Pictures

Hey little pumphouse!

Apethorpe 09 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Apethorpe 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Apethorpe 07 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The roof has long gone:

img6736 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Wow!

Apethorpe 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Wish I knew what all these things were:

Apethorpe 12 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Is this some sort on engine to drive the cam belt?

Apethorpe 11 by HughieDW, on Flickr

This is the marble fuse board I think:

Apethorpe 10 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Some serious cog-age:

img6709 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And that cam belt again:

Apethorpe 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Apethorpe 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img6731 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img6727 by HughieDW, on Flickr

A Hayward-Tyler turbo pump?

img6707 by HughieDW, on Flickr

An old table and water tank:

img6723 by HughieDW, on Flickr

OK – think that’s enough of this cute little place for now!

img6713 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img6704 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img6691 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 

2blokes

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1. The History
Done quite an extensive bit of digging and can find nothing about this place at all. All that I do know is this little pump house is well hidden away in a wood just outside Apethorpe in Northamptonshire on the banks of Willow Brook and the only other picture I could find on the net was Bikin Glynn's.

2. The Explore
So big up to @Bikin Glynn. Would never have known about it otherwise. Wouldn’t normally do a report on such a small place but this was a little gem. Idyllically located, lots of decay and lots of the the original pump workings left inside. I certainly added to the nettle stings I accumulated earlier in the day at RAF Woolfox. But yes, what an enchanting little place. I took more pictures here than I have at places 50 times this bijou place’s size.

3. The Pictures

Hey little pumphouse!

Apethorpe 09 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Apethorpe 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Apethorpe 07 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The roof has long gone:

img6736 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Wow!

Apethorpe 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Wish I knew what all these things were:

Apethorpe 12 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Is this some sort on engine to drive the cam belt?

Apethorpe 11 by HughieDW, on Flickr

This is the marble fuse board I think:

Apethorpe 10 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Some serious cog-age:

img6709 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And that cam belt again:

Apethorpe 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Apethorpe 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img6731 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img6727 by HughieDW, on Flickr

A Hayward-Tyler turbo pump?

img6707 by HughieDW, on Flickr

An old table and water tank:

img6723 by HughieDW, on Flickr

OK – think that’s enough of this cute little place for now!

img6713 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img6704 by HughieDW, on Flickr

img6691 by HughieDW, on Flickr
W O W !!!
I can not believe that no one has cut the belts off the machinery !!!
Great find well done
 

night crawler

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Very sad looking building but nice to see the pump s in there. The cogs are the Gear wheels to give it's proper name. The pullys and belts must have run it at some time
 
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