Dogdyke Steam Drainage Station

Opening to the public in 2021

We are unable to open to the public due to the COVID-19 situation. However, the video of our steam and oil engines at work with a selection of pictures will give you a taste of what we have to offer once we can safely reopen the Pumping Station. Please check our website as we hope to welcome visitors to the Dogdyke Steam Pumping Station this year as soon as possible.


Below is a video of our unique 1856 Bradley and Craven steam engine at work. This video has been kindly supplied by AVALON VIDEO - Visit for details of their range of videos.


Below is a video of the Lincoln built Ruston and Hornsby 7XHR oil engine of 1940 which powers a Lincoln built Gwynnes centrifugal pump. This video has been kindly supplied by Mr Dave Hall.


You can also search Tube for"Dogdyke pumping engines"and see our engines in operation.


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A Hornsby oil engine on display in 2018.
A Tuxford portable steam engine on display in 2017.
Display by local artists in 2018.
Display of agricultural tools in 2018.
Display of vintage and classic cars 2018.
Lincolnshire Longwool sheep and spinning display in 2018.
Lincolnshire Longwool Sheep display in 2018.
The Museum room.
Visitors at the Bric-a-Brac and Plant stall.
Wood turner with his little oil engine powering the lathe in 2018.
Scoop drainage wheel.
The 1940 Ruston 7XHR oil (diesel) engine.
Scoop drainage wheel.
Gwynnes of Lincoln supplied the centrifugal pump.
Dogdyke Flower Festival 2018, display.
Dogdyke Flower Fesival 2018 display.
Cleaning out the weed from the pump intake.
Dogdyke Flower Festival 2018 display.
Dogdyke Flower Festival 2018 display.
The engine house and the pump attendant's cottage.
The pump attendants cottage, now the museum and tea room.
The tool board for the Ruston engine.

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Heritage Award for Excellence 2016 Lincolnshire Heritage Forum



Dogdyke Pumping Station will not open on Sunday 2 May 2021 and will remain closed until further notice.


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Find us on YouTube

Search YouTube for"Dogdyke pumping engines"and see our engines in operation. Then come and experience the sounds and atmosphere of these machines at work.


Admission free

donations welcome.


Site Accessibility

The site’s car park, buildings and toilet are all accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. There are baby changing facilities and dogs on leads are welcome.


Where to find us

Dogdyke pumping station is located near Bridge Farm, Tattershall, Lincolnshire, LN4 4JG (Please do not use this as a postal address). You will find us off the A153 Sleaford to Horncastle road and the entrance is on the right, immediately east of Tattershall Bridge. The site is well sign posted on Open Days and is reached down a farm track which isonly open on Steaming Days.



The site is run by a small band of members. We would like you to join us. It is only £15 per year which goes towards the running of the site and you get four Newsletters with information of our activities including articles on the history of the site and land drainage in the county. We welcome members who would like to help on Open Days and with the maintenance of the engines and buildings. For more information contact Chris Page.


Contact us

Dogdyke Pumping Station Preservation Trust,

Chris Page, Publicity Officer,

13 Cherry Grove,




Tel: 01522 683755




We thank the following for their support:

Maud Foster Windmill Boston for flour.

East Lindsey District Council.

Bridge Farm, Tattershall.