“Whittlesea Mere – site of Appold Pump House”


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The Whittlesea Mere pumping station was installed in 1851 using the newly invented Appold centrifugal pump, as shown atthe Greta Exhibition that year. It could pump 1,600 gallons per minute and lift water higher and faster than the scoop wheel. The plant was removed in 1877 to be replaced by a beam engine.

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