St Brides Pump House

The pump house, containing a very interesting and rare Tangye pump engine, is located at St Brides Haven (SA62 3AJ), close to St Bridget’s Church. It is owned by the National Park Authority and was renovated by the Friends and National Park staff during 2000-2001. The pump house is still maintained by the Friends and the Tangye engine has been restored to working order with demonstrations of the pump periodically organised in the summer by a member of the Friends.

Further renovation and restoration is now planned by the Friends and the National Park Authority. This work will be a focus for the efforts of the Friends’ volunteers, both their conservation work party and their small team of dedicated engine enthusiasts. A grant from Valero, together with recent legacies to the Friends, provide a substantial part of the money needed to allow refurbishment work to proceed.

The building is open every day and contains information panels about the pump house, the history of the Kensington Estate and the National Park.

Working demonstrations of the pump 2019

Between 2pm and 4pm on the following days:

  • Monday 22nd April (Easter Monday)
  • Monday 27th May (Late May Bank Holiday)
  • Saturday 29th June
  • Sunday 28th July
  • Monday 26th August (Bank Holiday Monday)
  • Sunday 29th September
  • Sunday 27th October

For further information about demonstrations, contact Chris Taylor 01646 600225.


More about the history and restoration

Photographs on this page copyright Ian Chambers