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National Trust Woolbeding Gardens

In spring 2016 this rare and unique waterwheel driven beam pump will open to the public for the first time

During 2014/15 ICR carried out the restoration and conservation phases which concentrated on the supporting brickwork, sluice gates, waterwheel, transmission and beam pump.

These phases required extensive architectural and engineering conservation and incorporated significant material replication in conjunction with the sensitive retention of original components and historic fabric

 The pump house on the banks of the River Rother  The pump cylinders, crankshaft and connecting rod assemblies
  Pump connecting rods and beam drop links  The complex task of unpicking the main pump house spine beam whilst supporting the waterwheel
 Installing the new English oak spine beam 320 x 330 x 6M  - This was an exact like for like replacement and proved to be a significant challenge 
Refitting the main bearings   View of the new spine beam and end trestle
Waterwheel bypass sluice gate before conservation Waterwheel bypass sluice gate after conservation
 Conserved sluice gate operating mechanisms 
New main waterwheel sluice gate Detail of new main waterwheel sluice gate



About Us

Ian Clark Restoration

Award winning and accredited conservation company

Flexible and uniquely structured combining heritage engineering with industrial and architectural conservation

30 years experience of industrial, maritime and architectural metal conservation

Practical collection care and industrial heritage consultancy


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