Selly Oak Pumping Station
It was built by the Birmingham Corporation Waterworks department in 1878  to house a Boulton and Watt steam engine pumping water for domestic use from a borehole underneath the building. The building is in the Gothic style and was designed by Martin & Chamberlain. It appears as a French Gothic Royal Chapel. The building became unnecessary with the opening of the Elan aqueduct, and it was converted into an electricity sub-station.
- English mechanics and the world of science, Volume 29. 1879
- Details from listed building database (216812) - Grade II. Images of England. English Heritage.
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