Alcester Waterworks Wheel

Description of this historic site

Alcester pump house which was in use during the Imperial period. It was used to pump water to a reservoir on Grunt Hill. The water wheel is still visible but the parts of the pump house are not. It was situated 200m north of the church at Arrow.

Notes about this historic site

1 A 19th century pitchback waterwheel 5.7m diameter by 0.7m wide which was part of a pumping station lifting water from a well and bore hole on the site to a reservoir on Grunt Hill whence it gravitated to Alcester. Waterwheel remained in use until 1944 supplemented by a gas engine.
2 The wheel is still in situ. The condition (if any) of the rest of the pumping station is not known.
3 Described.

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