Firepool Pumphouse – Taunton

Sitting between the main railway line and one of the canals in Taunton is the Firepool Pumphouse. It was used to get water from the canals, and store it in the huge tank on top, ready for filling steam trains with. Obviously steam trains aren’t used any more so this place closed.

It’s currently waiting redevelopment into a posh restaurant complex.

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Inside is quite stripped, and the floor is frickin’ sketchy.

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Holes are everywhere in the floor. But some give a tantalising glimpse to what’s below…

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Yeh, the pumps are still in there. Couldn’t get a very good pic as it was sooo tight in there and full of crap & junk.

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3 Responses to Firepool Pumphouse – Taunton

  1. Paul Simpson says:

    Nice set of photos, clear and sharp. Looks like a good place to Xplore.

  2. Phil Hather says:

    Hey,
    I live very near this and would love to have a look inside but can’t see any clear points of entry. How did you gain access?
    Thanks, Phil.

  3. karla says:

    hello me again.
    this one looks pretty interesting. could you tell me where abouts in tauton this is?

    also i live in Bridgwater (if you know where that is to) and was wondering if you could take the time to advise some places that are near by that i could visit.
    would be much appreciated.
    thanks
    karla

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