HERSTMONCEUX GENERATING WORKS  by Nelson Kruschandl 1998 & 2005

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FLOOR PLAN 

 

 PLAN SHOWING GENERAL LAYOUT OF MACHINERY AND SERVICE BUILDINGS

 

 

Coal was delivered across the field (now owned by the Watson family) between the village and Lime Park, from an entrance off Gardner Street now part of the A271.  The right of way is written in an old Deed.  What is not yet clear, is how the coal was transported from the bunker, across the courtyard to the boiler furnace, or indeed, precisely where the boiler was located.

 

Batteries, acids and other consumables were delivered via the entrance to Lime Park in Church Road, past East Lodge.  Gently sloping service ramps will have allowed heavy batteries to be wheeled about on trolleys.  Conventional steps would not have been practical.  The Battery Store also having a gently sloping floor, leading to an internal drain.  This was so acid spills during servicing operations could be quickly hosed away.

 

The building complex developed over the years into a functional and well thought out unit to offer continuous dc electricity supplies to the small village of Herstmonceux, far ahead of its time.  The supply of electricity brought such luxury as cinema to the village before some towns.  The old cinema building next to the Fire Station, is now used as a Masonic Lodge.  Originally, Herstmonceux's Fire Station was in Church Road.

 

 


 

 

Herstmonceux Electricity Generating Works Circa. 1900 - 1936   Links:

 

 

Introduction  |  Instructions  |  ISBN  |  Batteries  |  Boiler Room   |  Floor Plan  |  Ron Saunders

 

Industrial Revolution  |   Lime Park  |  Machinery  |  Map  |  Power House  |  Argus 1999

 

Public Supply  |  Roof Construction  |  Rural SupplySussex Express 1913  |  Conclusion

 

Archaeology South East   |   East Sussex CC  |  English HeritageSIAS  |  Sx Exp 1999

 

Memories of Herstmonceux by Margaret Pollard

 

 


 

 

 

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