Historic Services / Water & sewage
Cragside, Northumberland (Accredited Museum)
A historic system water comprising of a Tumbelton Pump Hs and hydraulic engine 1865 following drought in 1860 lifts water 85m 280 foot above the house, tank holds 24,000L or 5,000 gallons and can be filled in 24 hours. Hydraulic Engine – the Pump House building houses a horizontal, double reciprocating hydraulic engine driving an opposing pair of positive displacement plunger pumps. This machine has been restored, although it does not pump water any longer, it is now operated electrically as a working example of this type of hydraulic engine. The machinery was restored between 1984 and 1987 by the British Engineerium.