Press Release – Lichfield Waterworks Trust

The campaign to save the Grade II* listed Victorian Waterworks at Sandfields Pumping Station, Lichfield takes another step forward with the award of a Project Viability Grant from the Architectural Heritage Fund.


1. Left to right Trust Secretary Gill Bellenie, Elizabeth Perkins, Support Officer, Architectural Heritage Fund, Trust Chairman David Moore,


The Lichfield Waterworks Trust was set up to save what is considered to be one of the Black Country’s hidden historic gems, and the regions least known about pieces of Industrial Heritage. The provision of clean water played a significant part in the growth of the Industrial Revolution, and added twenty years to the average life expectancy of everyday working people.


Sandfields Pumping Station, a gothic revival masterpiece that defined the industrial identity of the Country.

Trust Secretary Gill Bellenie said that the award of this grant is a significant achievement and places the trust in a position to really move forward with its quest to save this iconic building for the benefit of the community.

Sandfields Gothic

Inside the Grade II* listed Victorian Waterworks, a cathedral to the Industrial Revolution and a fitting testament to the Black Country’s Iron Masters skills 

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1 Response to Press Release – Lichfield Waterworks Trust

  1. Ann says:

    Fantastic news. Keep up the good work.

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