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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Cathedral of Sewage



Cathedral of Sewage

Abbey Mills Pumping Station was once nicknamed this!

Location: Abbey Lane, London, E15 2RW

Description: The original Abbey Mills Pumping Station is a sewerage pumping station, designed by engineer Joseph Bazalgette, Edmund Cooper, and architect Charles Driver, built between 1865 and 1868.

It was designed in a cruciform plan, with an elaborate Byzantine style, and harshly nicknamed The Cathedral of Sewage.

You can see the buildings from the District Underground line. If travelling towards London, the old West ham Gas Works will appear on your left, and Abbey Mills on your right.

It has a twin, Crossness Pumping Station, south of the River Thames at Crossness, at the end of the Southern Outfall Sewer.

Two Moorish styled chimneys unused since steam power had been replaced by electric motors in 1933 were demolished during the Second World War, as they were a landmark for German bombers on raids over the London docks.

The main building is grade II* listed and there are many grade II listed ancillary buildings, including the stumps of the demolished chimneys.



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Cathedral of Sewage

Abbey Mills Pumping Station was once nicknamed this!


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