The buildings are the most obvious physical
evidence of the generating station.
Yet, other features remain on and in the ground
as important clues to the type and capacity of
dimensions of the concrete mounts and the flywheel
trough indicate a medium size reciprocating steam
broken pulley of approximately 12” diameter, unearthed
on site is similar in
those used on
Edison-Hopkinson machines showing pulley
The Edison-Hopkinson dynamo was very popular and can be
seen operating in the photograph of the ‘Stockwell’
The steam engine was however, probably more of
the size of that pictured at the Manchester Electric
iron dynamo pulley - 12" dia.
ends on site appear to be of the lead sheathed, copper
cored variety. Underground
cables must run between Lime Park and Herstmonceux
of small Edison-Hopkinson dynamo
the building, wiring was secured inside wooden conduit.
This wiring had waxed
cotton, or similar insulation.
Unfortunately, it was all replaced in the
rewiring process. Only
a small sample of the wooden conduit remains.
Electricity Generating Works Circa. 1900 -
Room | Floor
Plan | Ron
Park | Machinery
House | Argus
Construction | Rural
Supply | Sussex
Express 1913 |
Sussex CC | English
Heritage | SIAS
of Herstmonceux by Margaret Pollard