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Crofton Beam Engines - Guided Tour

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Technical visit
25 September 2022 11:00 - 13:00
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Guided Tour of Crofton Beam Engines, near Marlborough on Sunday 25th September 2022

The IMechE Swindon Area Committee has organised a visit to Crofton Beam Engines for members and their guests. 

WHEN – Sunday 25th September 2022 at 11:00.

WHERE - Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough SN8 3DW.

WHAT – Crofton Pumping Station is one of the most significant industrial heritage sites in the United Kingdom and steps into industrial and social history when steam was king.  The station was built in 1807-9 to supply water to the highest point of the Kennet & Avon Canal, which links London and Bristol.  It is a rare survivor of the technology which enabled British engineers to drain mines and supply towns and cities with water throughout the world, and has recently undergone National Lottery Heritage Fund supported conservation and visitor facility improvement work.

Our Institution will pay for up to 20 members. Members’ guests are very welcome but will need to pay the entry fee on the day (£10.75)  We have reserved two guided tours at 11:00 and 11:15 for a total of 20 people.  We can book further spaces on more tours if we have more than 20 people, including guests.

COST – Free for up to 20 members.  The cost for a guest is £10.75.

GUESTS  Due to limitations of the Near You functionality we need to track guests separately.  Please enter the number of guests you wish to bring in the 'number of guests' field.

REFRESHMENTS – There is a cafe on site.  If you want to make the day include lunch then you may consider booking at these establishments recommended by Crofton:

  • The Swan at Wilton (  e-mail:  Tel: 01672 870274.
  • The Royal Oak at Wootton Rivers (  e-mail:  Tel: 01672 810322.


MORE INFORMATION – You can find more about Crofton on their website  ... 

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Roger Crook
IMechE Swindon Area
Improving the world through engineering


Crofton Beam Engines Tour Guide.


Crofton Beam Engines
Crofton Pumping Station
United Kingdom

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