Markfield Park, Markfield Road, South Tottenham, N15 4RB
A masterpiece of Victorian engineering, Markfield Beam Engine provided a vital public health facility from 1855-1964.
Tottenham Hale, Seven Sisters
41, W4, 318
If using satnav enter markfield road N15 Located just off the River Lee towpath (cycle route and footpath)
We're located in a public park. There are public toilets, including an accessible toilet in the park.
The Markfield Beam Engine and Museum is located in Markfield Park and the site consists of the remains of the Tottenham sewage treatment works and pumping station.
The works were operational for over one hundred years until 1964, when all the incoming sewers were diverted to the extended East Middlesex Works at Deephams.
It is bounded by the railway track to the north, while the River Lee Navigation forms the eastern boundary. The area of the site is approximately 2.5 hectares.
Major features remaining of the old sewage works include the remains of the concrete walls of the original settlement tanks and filter beds; which have been sympathetically incorporated in the landscaping of the site, and the original pump houses, one of which contains the Beam Pumping Engine.
The Beam Engine House has been fully renovated and restored as originally built and both the Beam Engine and Engine House are Grade II listed. All areas of the site are disabled accessible, including toilets.
Gaunson Creative Studios in South Tottenham, home to over 70 artist studios, will be opening its doors for the first time since 2019. Visitors will be able to meet and buy from over 50 artists across the weekend.
A tour round the estate, with visits to residents' homes, information on the original design principles, tenancy types & history plus an opportunity to appreciate the setting with the River Lea bordering the estate. Approx 90 mins.
Jack Lambert for the Greater London Council , 1978
walk/tour, industrial, public realm/landscape
Join us for a tour of the refurbished Marine Engine House with our architects Witherford Watson Mann.
Witherford Watson Mann Architects, 2017
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