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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. Experience the power of this great steam engine as it pumps four tons of water into the canal with each piston stroke.

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. The roof of Leawood Pump is currently undergoing repairs. There are sections of rot in the roof beams that need to be replaced so the building isn’t open to the public. It's unlikely that the repair will be completed in time for the steaming dates planned for 3 and 4 November 2018. However, there'll be plenty to see and do around High Peak Junction and Cromford canal that weekend. Visit the railway workshops, where you can have a go at being a blacksmith on the historic forge (charge applies).

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: 01629 533298