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Crofton Branch


What we are:

The Crofton Branch is based at the Georgian Grade 1 listed Crofton Pumping Station (near the historic market town of Marlborough) which houses two great steam beam engines that can still pump water up 12 metres from springs and reservoirs to keep the highest point of the Kennet and Avon Canal in water.
Set in picturesque grounds overlooking Wilton Water reservoir and the canal, Crofton is open to the public in 2020 from Friday to Sunday, 10.30 to 3.30.



What we do:

2465143126_4df05dc05d_o (Small)We look after this wonderful place and its engines, one of the most important surviving Industrial Revolution sites in England.
New interpretation in the Engine House and grounds tell the story of the Canal, Crofton, and its history.
Our oldest engine dates back to 1812 and is the oldest working steam engine still on its original site and able to do the job it was built for. It will be in steam again in 2021.
See our website for information on events and steaming days.

If you would like to get involved in Crofton Branch activities, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please use the contact us page on our website.




IMG_20140927_141607438 (Small)Tel: 01672 870300 Web: Crofton Beam Engines.

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