Mill Meece Pumping Station Preservation Trust

Mill Meece Pumping Station Preservation Trust
Mill Meece Pumping Station
Cotes Heath
Near Eccleshall
Staffordshire
ST21 6QU
England

Website

www.millmeecepumpingstation.co.uk

E-mail

millmeece@millmeecepumpingstation.co.uk

info@millmeecepumpingstation.co.uk

Rally enquiries

rally@millmeecepumpingstation.co.uk

Telephone

General enquiries

01785 617171

Rally enquiries

01785 822138

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Mill Meece Pumping Station
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Mill Meece steam engines once pumped clean drinking water to the people of Stoke-on-Trent until they were retired from service in 1979. They are now steamed regularly for the public to enjoy.

The two steam engines have been preserved in situ and are the only pair of their type still capable of being steamed. Along with all the ancillary equipment of boilers, economiser, Weir pumps, steam winch and weigh bridge the station forms a complete example of an Edwardian water supply pumping station.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Steaming days 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Static viewing most Sundays 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (check if travelling any distance)
Other times by appointment.

Admission charges

Admission on steaming days:
Adults - £4.50, Children/Senior Citizens - £3.50, Children Under 5 free
Parties over 15:- Adults - £3.60, Children/Senior Citizens - £2.80
Non-steaming days – Free admission

Getting there

The Pumping Station is sited alongside the Stafford to Crewe railway line in the Meece Brook Valley.

From Stafford: 11 miles
Head out of Stafford towards junction 14 of the M6.
At the junction 14 roundabout take the A5013 exit to Eccleshall.
At the roundabout in Eccleshall turn right on to the A519 towards Newcastle.
After about 3.5 miles you will go over a railway bridge. Take the next left turn to the Pumping Station.

From Newcastle: 8 miles
Head out of Newcastle towards junction 15 of the M6.
At the junction 15 roundabout take the A519 exit to Eccleshall.
Continue on the A519 until you reach the roundabout with the A51. Continue across the roundabout towards Eccleshall.
After about 1.0 miles you will go through Coats Heath. Continue on for a further 0.25 miles then take the next right turn to the Pumping Station.

Additional info

Cafeteria open on steaming days

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Mill Meece Pumping Station

Mill Meece Pumping Station in Steam

  • 20 — 21 September 2014 11am-5pm

Mill Meece has two horizontal tandem compound pumping engines, one installed in 1914, one in 1928, three Lancashire boilers and two Weir feed pumps.
Outside the main building there are various workshops, weighbridge and a steam winch.
We have five weekend steaming events over the summer with associated rallies where an eclectic mix of enthusiasts bring their models or memorabilia to demonstrate or display. On these weekends our café is open, selling pies, homemade cakes, sandwiches, etc.
The station is normally open for static viewing on Sundays. If travelling any distance please check. Other times are possible by prior arrangement.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Mill Meece Pumping Station ST21 6QU

Admission

Admission on steaming days:

Adults - £4.50, Children/Senior Citizens - £3.50, Children Under 5 free
Parties over 15:- Adults - £3.60, Children/Senior Citizens - £2.80
Non-steaming days – Free admission

Website

http://www.millmeecepumpingstation.co.uk

Getting there

The Pumping Station is sited alongside the Stafford to Crewe railway line in the Meece Brook Valley.

From Stafford: 11 miles
Head out of Stafford towards junction 14 of the M6.
At the junction 14 roundabout take the A5013 exit to Eccleshall.
At the roundabout in Eccleshall turn right on to the A519 towards Newcastle.
After about 3.5 miles you will go over a railway bridge. Take the next left turn to the Pumping Station.

From Newcastle: 8 miles
Head out of Newcastle towards junction 15 of the M6.
At the junction 15 roundabout take the A519 exit to Eccleshall.
Continue on the A519 until you reach the roundabout with the A51. Continue across the roundabout towards Eccleshall.
After about 1.0 miles you will go through Coats Heath. Continue on for a further 0.25 miles then take the next right turn to the Pumping Station.

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