Castleton Water Pump, Sherborne
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.
|Alternative names||Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre|
|River||Tributary to Yeo|
|Mill function||Pumping mill/wheel|
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
|NGR||ST 646 169|
- Ordnance Survey six-inch map, Somerset LXXXIV.SW (1887)
- Tony Yoward, Hampshire Mills Group archivist
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