Castleton Water Pump, Sherborne

A water-powered pumping mill/wheel in the historic county of Dorset, England.

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Potable water was supplied by this waterwheel in 1869. The first wheel was built by Stothert & Pitt and ran until damaged by a flood in 1898. The replacement was built by Edward White and ran until 1956 afterwards electrical borehole pumps took over. This wheel was left to decay until refurbished in 2008 and now runs on Open Days along with a large Hindley horizontal steam engine, steaming on Open Days. The waterwheel is the largest wheel in Dorset, unique in having triple breast feeds and ventilated buckets. Hindleys were a local agricultural engineering company making a wide range of equipment for home and overseas, they closed down in 1932.

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Alternative names Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre
Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Tributary to Yeo
Mill function Pumping mill/wheel
Archive ID 635
Location Sherborne
Historic county Dorset
Country England, United Kingdom
NGR ST 646 169
Latitude/longitude 50.95044800, -2.50529600





Geoff Ward

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