Claverton Pumping Station

Kennet and Avon Canal towpath, Claverton BA2 7BH, United Kingdom
 
Claverton Pumping Station is a major waterways place on the Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line) between Somerset Coal Canal Junction (1 mile and 2¼ furlongs to the southwest) and River Avon Junction (Junction of the River Avon and the Kennet & Avon Canal) (4 miles and 1¼ furlongs and 6 locks to the west).
 
 
The nearest place in the direction of Somerset Coal Canal Junction is Claverton Bridge No 180; 1 furlong away.
 
The nearest place in the direction of River Avon Junction is Claverton Winding Hole; 1 furlong away.

Mooring here is unrated

 
User contributed information about Claverton Pumping Station
Claverton is a unique waterwheel driven pump (not steam!) that pumps water into the 9 mile pound (Bath top - Bradford-on-Avon) direct from the river Avon which also powers the waterwheel. It is operated by the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust on selected days but is open (static) every Sunday throughout the summer.\\Information from Dave Cleaver, 9-4-2006
Information last edited Monday the 22nd of January, 2018 at 11:19 PM by Shultzy.

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Nearest water point

Somerset Coal Canal Junction — 1 mile, 2¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Bathampton Bridge No 183 — 1 mile, 6½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Bradford and Frome Road Wharves — 5 miles, 5 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Sells Green Bridge No 149 — 15 miles and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Hanham Lock No 1 — 15 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel to River Avon Junction, then on the River Avon (Kennet and Avon Navigation) to Hanham Lock No 1
Devizes Wharf — 18 miles, 5½ furlongs and 37 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm

Nearest rubbish disposal

Somerset Coal Canal Junction — 1 mile, 2¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Bathampton Bridge No 183 — 1 mile, 6½ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Abbey View Lock No 11 — 3 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Bradford and Frome Road Wharves — 5 miles, 5 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Seend Wharf Bridge No 153 — 13 miles, 5¾ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Sells Green Bridge No 149 — 15 miles and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Hanham Lock No 1 — 15 miles, 3¾ furlongs and 11 locks away
Travel to River Avon Junction, then on the River Avon (Kennet and Avon Navigation) to Hanham Lock No 1

Nearest chemical toilet disposal

Bradford and Frome Road Wharves — 5 miles, 5 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Caen Hill Marina — 15 miles, 7 furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Devizes Wharf — 18 miles, 5½ furlongs and 37 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm

Nearest place to turn

Claverton Winding Hole — 1 furlong away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Somerset Coal Canal Junction — 1 mile, 2¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Bathampton Winding Hole — 1 mile, 4 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Conkwell Wood Winding Hole — 1 mile, 4¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Brassknocker Basin — 1 mile, 4¾ furlongs away
Travel to Somerset Coal Canal Junction, then on the Kennet and Avon Canal (Somersetshire Coal Canal) to Brassknocker Basin
Bathampton Bridge Winding Hole — 1 mile, 6 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Sydney Wharf Winding Hole — 3 miles, 4 furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Pulteney Gardens Winding Hole — 3 miles, 6½ furlongs and 2 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Horseshoe Walk Bridge No 190 — 3 miles, 6¾ furlongs and 3 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of River Avon Junction
Avoncliffe Aqueduct (north end) — 3 miles, 7¾ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Avoncliffe Aqueduct (south end) — 4 miles, ¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Bradford and Frome Road Wharves — 5 miles, 5 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
The Old Chandelry Marina — 6 miles, 4½ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Bradford on Avon Winding Hole — 7 miles, ¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Hilperton Wharf — 8 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Hilperton (Staverton) Marina — 8 miles, 3¼ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Whaddon Grove Winding Hole — 10 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Semington Junction — 11 miles, 3 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Keynsham Lock Weir Entrance — 13 miles, 2¾ furlongs and 10 locks away
Travel to River Avon Junction, then on the River Avon (Kennet and Avon Navigation) to Keynsham Lock Weir Entrance
Seend Wharf — 13 miles, 5¼ furlongs and 5 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm

Nearest self-operated pump-out

Somerset Coal Canal Junction — 1 mile, 2¼ furlongs away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
Bradford and Frome Road Wharves — 5 miles, 5 furlongs and 1 lock away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm

Nearest boatyard pump-out

Caen Hill Marina — 15 miles, 7 furlongs and 8 locks away
On this waterway in the direction of Northcroft Lane Arm
 

Wikipedia has a page about Claverton Pumping Station

Claverton Pumping Station in the village of Claverton, in the English county of Somerset, pumps water from the River Avon to the Kennet and Avon Canal using power from the flow of the River Avon. It is a grade II listed building.

The pumping station was built by John Rennie between 1809 and 1813 to overcome water supply problems on the canal. It uses a 24-foot (7 m) wide wooden breastshot water wheel to drive two Boulton and Watt 18-foot (5 m) long cast iron rocking beams, which power lift pumps to raise water 48 feet (15 m) up to the canal. The pumping station has undergone several modifications since its initial construction, including revising the wheel into two sections each 12 feet (3.7 m) wide separated by a 9-inch (23 cm) gap. The station's operational life ended in 1952, by which time its maintenance and repair had become uneconomical in the light of falling traffic on the canal.

In the 1960s and 1970s restoration was carried out by students from the University of Bath and the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, who replaced and repaired the buildings and equipment and returned the pumping station to a functional state by 1978. It is now operated by volunteers from the Trust, open to the public as an industrial heritage museum.

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Sports & Recreation
Martial Arts School
Sports & Fitness Instruction
Sports Team
  • British Bobsleigh & Skeleton (Organization)
    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY — 1220 yards to the west.
  • Pentathlon GB (Organization)
    University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY — 1573 yards to the west.
Educational Research Center
  • Maternal Beliefs
    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY — 1545 yards to the southwest.
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Parking Garage Lot
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Zoo
  • The Little Zoo (Nonprofit Organization, Park)
    Bath, BA15 2PY — 819 yards to the east.
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  • Bath Cats and Dogs Home (Animal Shelter, Charity Organization)
    Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AZ — 1528 yards to the west.
  • Bath Dance
    Hosted at The Edge, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY — 1147 yards to the west.
Seasonal Store
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  • Team Bath MCTA Tennis (Tennis Court, Stadium, Arena & Sports Venue)
    The Tennis Office, Sports Training Village, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY — 1192 yards to the southwest.
  • Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Club (Amateur Sports Team, Sports & Fitness Instruction)
    University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY — 1569 yards to the west.
Sports
  • Track & Field
    University Of Bath, Bath — 1526 yards to the west.