Dogdyke Pumping Station 2023

Dogdyke is a land drainage pumping station. The steam engine was built in 1856 to replace an existing wind driven pump to drain a large area of farmland between the rivers Bain and Witham.

The engine, which runs in steam on all Open Days, is the original, external condensing beam-engine built by Bradley and Craven of Wakefield.

It is the only surviving engine by this builder and is possibly the oldest steam-driven scoop wheel land drainage pumping set in the country that is still in steam and in its original position.

In the Pump Attendant’s Cottage there is a small museum and also a refreshment room for teas and home-made cakes.

The entrance and car parking are free but we welcome donations to help towards the running costs of the engines and site.