Tees Cottage Pumping Station

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Tees Cottage Pumping Station is a Victorian waterworks in Darlington.

It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument with two completely original pumping engines in full working order. These are displayed running under their pumping load. One engine is a two-cylinder compound steam beam engine, still supplied from its original Lancashire boilers and driving its original pumps. The other engine is a two-cylinder gas engine, the largest preserved example in Europe, also driving its original pumps.

The engines are housed in their own purpose built buildings, dating from 1847 to 1901, in themselves superb examples of Victorian architecture. The engines and buildings are carefully maintained

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Car

From the South
Take A1/A1(M) past Scotch Corner junction, continue on A1(M). Go to Junction 57, sign Darlington, turn onto A66(M). Go down to roundabout at end of motorway, go straight up hill towards Darlington and after half a mile turn left at roundabout onto Carmel Road South. At next roundabout turn left onto A67 Coniscliffe Road, continue until 40 mph sign. In a further 300 yards turn left into Broken Scar Picnic site car park. Our entrance is the Victorian building immediately to your West. From the car park, walk to Coniscliffe Road and turn left.

From the North
A1(M) down to Junction 58, signpost A 68, Darlington/Corbridge.(Do not take junction 59, signpost Darlington, as this will take you into the difficult town centre roads). At junction 58 go left towards Darlington. At first roundabout go straight, at second roundabout go straight, and continue through the village of Cockerton. At first mini roundabout go straight. At next mini roundabout (the first of a pair) go right and then immediately left at the second of that pair onto Carmel Road North. Pass a cemetery on your right, then at roundabout turn right onto A67 Coniscliffe Road. Continue until 40 mph sign. In a further 300 yards turn left into Broken Scar Picnic site car park. Our entrance is the Victorian building immediately to your West. From the car park, walk to Coniscliffe Road and turn left.

From the West
Use any route to Scotch Corner, then follow instructions in from the South above.

Train

The main East Coast service stops at Darlington. From Darlington Station it is a ten-minute taxi ride to Tees Cottage. Tell the driver Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Coniscliffe Road, just past the Broken Scar picnic area.


Bus

from Darlington Town Centre
Both services 75 and 76 between them run quite regularly, although less so on a Sunday. These both stop just outside Tees Cottage.

Admission

Opening Times:

12 - 13 April 11:00-17:00
9 - 10 May 11:00-17:00
13 - 14 June 11:00-17:00
12 - 13 September 11:00-17:00
10 - 11 October 11:00-17:00

Prices:
AdultOAPChild (5-15)
£4.00£2.00£2.00

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Address: Tees Cottage Pumping Station, Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 8TF, UK
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