Old Pump House is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.
National Heritage List for England Facts
- List Entry ID
- OLD PUMP HOUSE
- OLD PUMP HOUSE, MAGDALENE STREET
- Grid Reference
- ST 49896 38679
National Heritage List for England Description
MAGDALENE STREET 1. 1133 (West Side) Old Pump House (formerly listed as No 36) ST 4938 7/80 21.6.50. II GV 2. Probably C17. Small row of cottages with end to street rebuilt as pump-rooms in 1752. 1 storey with attic in gable. Random rubble and brick with ashlar dressings. Gable-end has quoin pilasters supporting entablature and panelled parapet. In centre is a blocked round-headed arch with rusticated quoins and voussoirs. Sides are set back and have blind windows with moulded architraves and keystones. High moulded plinth. Part of return elevation has similar treatment, but with sash windows, glazing bars and round-headed entrance with flanking pilasters and triangular pediment. Semi-circular fanlight with intersecting tracery. Double doors of 3 panels each (2 removed and glazed). West part of building retains the original 2 storeys. Painted brick. Pantile roof. 3-light casements. Blocked-up archways. This was the Pump House where chalybeate waters were drunk during Glastonbury's short-lived popularity as a spa in mid-C18. Copper Beech and Old Pump House form a good group.
Listing NGR: ST4989138680