The Torbay Pumping House

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While some of the pumping stations are more well known, there is actually one here in Torquay. It lies just off Riviera Way. It was never used and became the Longpark Pottery. It features in the novel by Eden Phillpottts, "Brunel's Tower". This book was said to be the best evocation of the pottery written.

Written by Lorna Smith

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Technical Information (Metadata)
Technical Information (Metadata)
Title Value
Written by Lorna Smith
Identifier ref 24
Creator   Ware. John  
Contributor   Williams. David (photographer)  
Date   1988  
Format   photocopy of greyscale newspaper cutting; 400 mm x 210 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Starcross  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Brunel. Railways. Atmospheric. Starcross  
Type   image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Herald Express  
Keywords Pumping Station Preservation Atmospheric Railway transport engineering