Crossness pumping station in londons abbey wood has had a full makeover the station first opened in 1865 and is now a grade i listed building thanks to its intricate cast iron detailing. Claymills victorian steam pumping engines museum and archive this web site gives you a taste of what you can see if you visit us we have four beam engines by gimson of leicester 1885 five boilers thompson 1936 37 steam driven workshop forge and a 1930s dynamo house with early 1890s crompton dynamo driven by a buxton and thornley steam engine. The crossness pumping station is a former sewage pumping station designed by the metropolitan board of workss chief engineer sir joseph bazalgette and architect charles henry driver at the eastern end of the southern outfall sewer and the ridgeway path in the london borough of bexley. A new museum is flushed with success after opening inside a victorian pumping station a sewage cathedral so beautiful it has been dubbed the cistern chapel the 19th century above ground
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