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Leawood Pumphouse

Make a date to see this magnificent steam beam engine in action.

Leawood Pumphouse

Leawood Pumphouse was built in 1849 to pump water from the River Derwent into Cromford Canal.

It is now well over 150 years old but remains in pristine working condition thanks to the dedication of the Middleton Top and Leawood Pump Volunteer Group.

Leawood Pump and Leawood aqueduct are scheduled monuments and well worth a visit, they are a short walk from High Peak Junction.

Make the most of a visit by experiencing the power of Leawood Pump in steam on the dates in the document attached to this page. The heat of the boilers, the smell of grease and coal and the power of the wave as 4 tons of water are pumped up into the canal from the river below.

Leawood Pumphouse has regular steaming dates throughout the year from Easter until October. Details of opening times and operating days, along with the magnificent Middleton Top Engine House are attached to this page.

For further details or to arrange a visit for a group, school or society please contact  Middleton Top, tel: 01629 533298.

Facilities available

  • Footpath

  • Light refreshments

  • Museum

  • Parking

  • Toilets

Contact details


  • High Peak Junction Car Park
  • Lea Bridge (south of Cromford)
  • Derbyshire
  • DE4 5AA
  • Name: Leawood Pumphouse
  • Work tel: 01629 533298