Scale drawing of Nottingham Water Works Engine House, England, 1851-1860

Made:
1850-1859 in Nottingham
maker:
T & C Hawksley and Company

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[Engineering drawing] Nottingham Water Works. No. 12. Longitudinal Section of Engine House; Transverse Section of Boiler House / [T. Hawksley & Co. Line drawing with colour wash. Scale 1/4" : 1'. This item is on SM transparency BUI/C000013]

Nottingham Water Works was civil engineer Thomas Hawskley’s (1807-93) first major project. Completed in 1832, and serving eight thousand homes, the waterworks gave a constant supply, an unusual achievement for water providers at this time. Throughout his long career, Hawksley was responsible for 150 water supply plans in the United Kingdom and overseas. This scale drawing is of the engine house at Nottingham Water Works.

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Category:
Archive
Object Number:
1977-134/A203
type:
engineering drawing, drawing
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • drawing - visual work

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