Dogdyke Pumping Station

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.
This is a 16-horse power steam engine driving a 24 foot (7.3m) diameter scoop wheel with wooden floats that can lift 25 tons (22.7tonnes) of water. It once lifted water from the lower drain into the River Witham, but now the water is channelled back into the drain

We are pleased to announce out open days for 2024! The list below shows our regular Sunday openings and a couple of mid week evening openings too.
Sunday 5th May 12.30 to 4.30 pm
Sunday 2th June 12.30 to 4.30 pm
Sunday 7th July 12.30 to 4.30 pm
Wednesday 17th July 5.00 to 8.00 pm
Sunday 4th August 12.30 to 4.30 pm
Thursday 15th August 5.00 to 8.00 pm
Sunday 1st September 12.30 to 4.30 pm
Saturday 14th September 12.30 to 4.30 pm
Sunday 6th October 12.30 to 4.30 pm

How to Find Us:
Dogdyke pumping station is located near Bridge Farm, Tattershall, Lincolnshire, LN4 4JG (Please do not use this as a postal address).
You will find us off the A153 Sleaford to Horncastle road and the entrance is on the right, immediately east of Tattershall Bridge.
The site is well sign posted on Open Days and is reached down a farm track which is only open on Steaming Days.