Thames Water/ Dowcra
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The 'Prince' and 'Princess' engine boiler houses were erected by engineer Charles Greaves.
The engines had cylinders of 85 inches diameter, and were associated with the
adjacent No.1 Essex Filter Beds.
The buildings and the Italianate campanile once formed a bold object on the
side of the Lea Bridge Road.
The Prince and Princess boiler sheds survive intact. The main engine building has been demolished to approximately three meters above ground, although the massive stone quoins are still visible. A side wing of the main engine house appears to survive intact
The City of London holds copyrighted photographs of the Prince and Princess Engine Houses, which can be viewed here (opens a new page).
The shed is built of brick with some segmental and some graduated brick arches. Original iron window frames remain.