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HOD – Dogdyke Steam and Diesel Pumping Station in Art.

16 September 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Part of the Lincolnshire HODs Festival 2023

Come and see our 1856 beam engine in steam, as well as the 1940 Ruston and Hornsby diesel pumping engine running for you to watch how they operate. Local artists will also feature in a special exhibition depicting the engines and site with illustrations of other pumping engines in the Lincolnshire Fens. Dogdyke Pumping Station is typical of many that were found in the Fens, keeping the land drained. The site is complete with its engine attendant’s cottage, which now houses a small museum. The steam powered beam engine, built by Bradley and Craven of Wakefield in 1856, will be at work. It is the last example of an operating scoop-wheel pump in the UK. Also at work is the 1940 Ruston and Hornsby 7XHR oil engine and Gwynnes’ centrifugal pump, both built in Lincoln. There is an exhibition by local artists, depicting the Dogdyke engines and site as well as illustrations of other pumping engines in the Lincolnshire Fens.

Booklet Number: 39a

Region: ELDC

Address: Tattershall Bridge LN4 4JG. Entrance via Bridge Farm off the A153 east of Tattershall Bridge.

Time: Sat 16th 12.30 – 16.30

Booking required: No

For more events, take a look at our Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days brochure.


16 September 2023
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Dogdyke Steam Drainage Station
Tattershall, Lincolnshire LN4 4JG United Kingdom + Google Map


Family Activities, Refreshments, Parking, Toilets, Dog Friendly, Baby Changing
Access information
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Parking, Disabled Toilet