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    Visit their website: Crofton Beam Engines. Find the museum. Recent Facebook feed. Objects from this museum. The Crofton Boiler. 19th century, Crofton Pumping Station, Industry and Manufacturing, Marlborough, Science and Engineering, Travel and Transport. Read more. Comments off. Crofton Beam Engines Spanner.Get Price

  • Engineering Experience - Review of Crofton Beam Engines

    May 29, 2013 · Went to the Crofton Beam Engines during Bank Holiday weekend and had a really nice time. and in 1810, a second Boulton and Watt was ordered and installed in 1812. Water for the huge boilers was supplied from the springs at Wilton to the well on site. was purchased by the K&A Canal Trust from British Waterways for £75. An appeal was Get Price

  • NEWSLETTER 175 SPRING 2017

    The Boiler House roof is leaking and its roof lantern is in a poor state; damp of the 'Our Crofton Story' fund-raising appeal. Peter Turvey Chair Crofton Branch & Trustee, Kennet & Avon Canal Trust Crofton Beam Engines Crofton, Marlborough, Wilts SN8 3DW Tel: 01672 870300 A branch of The Kennet and Avon CanalGet Price

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  • Crofton Beam Engines - Visit Pewsey Vale

    Crofton Beam Engines Boiler Appeal. If Crofton is to steam again in 2022, work needs to be done over the winter on their boiler, which will cost around £30,000. Find out more here Discover Crofton Beam Engines' story with the video tour with Phil Harding. Opening TimesGet Price

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    Sep 13, 2021 · Crofton Beam Engines Boiler Repair Appeal. September 13, 2021 mikenevell. Crofton Beam Engines is one of a handful of sites in England which still runs its stationary beam engines on steam and still performs its original function in its original location. Built over 200 years ago it keeps the top levels of the Kennet and Avon Canal supplied Get Price

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    Crofton Beam Engines, Marlborough: Hours, Address, Crofton Beam Engines Reviews: 4.5/5 and in 1810, a second Boulton and Watt was ordered and installed in 1812. Water for the huge boilers was supplied from the springs at Wilton to the well on site. was purchased by the K&A Canal Trust from British Waterways for £75. An appeal was Get Price

  • Crofton Beam Engines fires up their boiler for public

    Jul 15, 2021 · Crofton Beam Engines fires up their boiler for public steaming again! There was great excitement at Crofton in June when the boiler was fired up for a public steaming. The first time since 2019. Over 200 visitors saw the 1812 Boulton and Watt beam engine perform the role it was designed for in the 19th century.Get Price

  • Crofton Pump house - Photographers Resource

    The pumping station is in daily use today, but usually driven by electric pumps, however on a number of days each year the boilers are stoked up and the original beam engine comes to life. There are two beam engines each able to lift around a ton of water on each stroke and running at around 11 strokes per minute.Get Price

  • Boiler Appeal - Crofton Beam Engines

    Boiler Appeal. Please help keep Crofton steaming in 2022! Crofton Beam Engines is a unique site steeped in our industrial heritage. It is still capable of doing the work it started over 200 years ago – keeping the top levels of the Kennet and Avon Canal supplied with water.Get Price

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    The engine house, built by John Rennie, contains the one surviving Lancashire boiler, fired by all-in house coal (unsorted), and alongside is a display of old agricultural steam engines, gently ticking over. Both beam engines are now in use, alternately, and still pump water into the leat. These are an 1812 Boulton and Watt,Get Price

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    Our particular focus on Crofton also continued in 2016. The need for major boiler works required up to £45,000 of funding and the team set to with imagination and energy to raise that. Crofton was invaded by hundreds of knitted boiler-bears and the site saw its first ever boiler bears picnic, featuring the branch chairman in a bear suit.Get Price

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  • Pre COVID 19, Phil Harding visited - Crofton Beam Engines

    Pre COVID 19, Phil Harding visited Crofton Beam Engines, after visiting boiler house first to find out how the steam is raised. Now Phil is in the beamGet Price

  • Crofton Beam Engines - Home | Facebook

    Crofton Beam Engines Boiler Repair Appeal September 13, 2021 mikenevell Crofton Beam Engines is one of a handful of sites in England which still runs its stationary beam engines on steam and still performs its original function in its original location.Get Price

  • The Crofton Boiler – Museums in Wiltshire

    The boiler at Crofton is very important as it provides power for the beam engines that supply water on the Kennet and Avon Canal. The boiler at Crofton is of the Lancashire type boiler. These boilers have two 28 feet (8.5 m) long furnace tubes passing through water which continue through the boiler and exit at the far end into the flue system.Get Price

  • Crofton Beam Engines - YouTube

    Crofton Beam Engines Boiler Repairs Kennet and Avon Canal Trust £5000.00 1932 Community Area Grant Froxfield Memorial Hall New Exterior Doors Froxfield Memorial Hall £650.00 Crofton Boiler appeal income to date yes 12000.00 Repairs inc VAT 41940.00 Pewsey Area Board 5000.00 Reinstate and Test in kind @44.25 days 2212.00 Devizes Area BoardGet Price

  • Crofton Beam Engines - Home | Facebook

    Nov 15, 2015 · Pre COVID 19, Phil Harding visited Crofton Beam Engines, after visiting boiler house first to find out how the steam is raised. Now Phil is in the beam gallery the top of the engine house. To see how the beams transfer the forces from the pistons across to the pumps in this magnificent 200 year old heritage canal pumping station works.Get Price

  • Steaming Weekend Event at Crofton Beam Engines

    May 30, 2021 · Learn why the pumping station and Kennet and Avon Canal was built and investigate its vast history. Be part of the action by watching and walking within touching distance of the 200 year old cast iron beam engines throughout the Engine House. Discover how the engines work with the boiler and pumps as a team lift water 40ft from the canal level.Get Price

  • Crofton Beam Engines - Home | Facebook

    Boiler Appeal - Crofton Beam Engines. Please help keep Crofton steaming in 2022! Crofton Beam Engines is a unique site steeped in our industrial heritage. It is still capable of doing the work it started over 200 years ago – keeping the top levels of the Kennet and Avon Canal supplied with water. Crofton Beam Engines is a charity and Get Price

  • A Day at Crofton, Compilation No.55 - I.A.Recordings

    Jan 10, 2020 · This DVD closely follows a working day at Crofton in 2001: preparing and stoking the boiler, warming the engines through, starting and running both engines by hand, and then allowing them to run self-acting. Insights into procedures and many details of equipment are shown such as the Cornish valve gear, condensers and water pumps.Get Price

  • Crofton Beam Engines: Repair work starts on historic boiler

    Feb 13, 2017 · Repair work is under way on a boiler which powers the pumping engines on the Kennet and Avon canal. The Crofton Beam Engines were built to supply water to the highest point of the canal south of Get Price

  • Small Engines - Crofton Beam Engines

    The Waggon Boiler. Originally, Crofton had three of these low-pressure boilers working at 34.5 kPa (5 psi). The gravity boiler feed from the header pond at the top of the site to 'standpipes' on the waggon boilers is the reason why the original boiler house at Crofton is so tall. The Waggon Boiler (so called because its shape was similar to the American Pioneer Waggon) was used by …Get Price

  • Crofton Beam Engines - Art Fund

    Crofton Beam Engines even offer unique steam experiences, where you can light and stoke the boiler, work with the Duty Engineer, enter areas not normally seen by the public, prepare the engines for steaming, and finally take control of the …Get Price

  • Crofton Beam Engines Boiler Repair Appeal – Industrial

    Sep 13, 2021 · Crofton Beam Engines Boiler Repair Appeal. September 13, 2021 mikenevell. Crofton Beam Engines is one of a handful of sites in England which still runs its stationary beam engines on steam and still performs its original function in its original location. Built over 200 years ago it keeps the top levels of the Kennet and Avon Canal supplied with water.Get Price

  • Art, Heritage Open Days, September Steaming and a …

    Sep 12, 2021 · It was a great opportunity to spread the word among our visitors about the launch of the 2021 Boiler Appeal. If we are to steam again in 2022, we need to carry out work on the boiler this winter, which will cost around £30,000. Crofton Beam Engines are excited to offer children between the ages of 7 and 11 the opportunity to take part in Get Price

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    Aug 22, 2021 · Two engines could be accommodated in the house, and in 1810, a second Boulton and Watt was ordered and installed in 1812. Water for the huge boilers was supplied from the springs at Wilton to the well on site. The pumps raised the water 40 feet and discharged it into the "leat" to be delivered to the summit.Get Price

  • News & Blog - Crofton Beam Engines

    Crofton Beam Engines, owned and operated by the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, is a unique Grade 1 listed site steeped in our industrial heritage. It is still capable of doing the work it started over 200 years ago - keeping the top levels of the Kennet and Avon Canal supplied with water. But the boiler which produces the steam to power the engines needs repairs.Get Price

  • Crofton - Last steaming days of the year on 25/26 Sept

    Sep 15, 2021 · Hopefully the Beam Engines will be steaming again next year but major mainenance will need to be carried out over the winter by a team of specialist contractors – H A McEwen – who have carried out work on the boiler previously and are the leading UK contractor for work on heritage boilers. A Boiler Appeal has launched and all donations are Get Price

  • Engineering Experience - Review of Crofton Beam Engines

    May 29, 2013 · Went to the Crofton Beam Engines during Bank Holiday weekend and had a really nice time. and in 1810, a second Boulton and Watt was ordered and installed in 1812. Water for the huge boilers was supplied from the springs at Wilton to the well on site. was purchased by the K&A Canal Trust from British Waterways for £75. An appeal was Get Price

  • Engineers Archives - GooseyGoo

    Crofton Beam Engines. Goldstone Pumping Station. 20th September 2016Maryann the boiler had been removed from the frames and the Trustees had started to remove the very badly damaged cast iron block from between the frames at the front – this is essentially the smokebox saddle but it is actually much more besides and of all the items on Get Price

  • The Butty - Spring 2016 by K&A Trust - Issuu

    Apr 01, 2016 · Easter 2016 sees the Crofton Team firing up a major fundraising effort - the Boiler Appeal which has got off to a flying start with a generous donation of £6,000 (plus a …Get Price

  • Industrial Heritage Networks – Page 2 – Industrial

    Oct 11, 2021 · Crofton Beam Engines Boiler Repair Appeal. September 13, 2021 mikenevell. Crofton Beam Engines is one of a handful of sites in England which still runs its stationary beam engines on steam and still performs its original function in its original location. Built over 200 years ago it keeps the top levels of the Kennet and Avon Canal supplied Get Price

  • The Boilers - Crofton Beam Engines

    13. Pre COVID 19, Phil Harding visited Crofton Beam Engines, after visiting boiler house first to find out how the steam is raised. Now Phil is in the beam gallery the top of the engine house. To see how the beams transfer the forces from the pistons across to the pumps in this magnificent 200 year old heritage canal pumping station works.Get Price

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