Sandfields plumping Station is a Gothic Revival masterpiece, a cathedral to the industrial revolution, for years abandon, and for years unloved.
The Gothic Revival style gave Briton its industrial look and identity. Inspired by the Gilbert Scots, it embraced the glory of god and reflected the sheer power of money. The gothic style, is architecture parloir, architecture that speaks. It took the language from the past and built the road to the future. A celebration of new technology and processes, of wealth and opportunity.
The Gothic Revival style inspired architects if both industrial and public buildings and influenced the architecture of the twentieth century. Just look at the marriage between the achievements of Victorian engineering and the Gothic Revival architecture, a match made in heaven. Its an eclectic mix; an honest expression of the means of construction and the philanthropic endeavours of the Victorians.