|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Pump Room, Strathpeffer|
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|Grid Reference:||NH 48353 58067|
|Geographical Area:||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
- PUMP ROOM (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
|Protected Status:||Listed Building (B) 7833: Strathpeffer Pump Room|
- Survival: ROOFED BUILDING (undated)
- Historic Environment Record: MHG16431
- NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 12416
- NMRS Record Details: NH45NE21 STRATHPEFFER, UPPER PUMP ROOM
- Old SMR Reference Number: NH45NE0077
Building restored by Highland Building Preservation Trust -
RESTORATION WORKS - The trust is acting as agents for the Highland council to repair and re-use the category B listed Upper Pump Room in Strathpeffer. Phase 1 of the repairs, to make the building wind and watertight, and the phase 2 works, to restore the 1909 tiled interior, are now complete. Work is currently underway to re-connect the mineral waters from the five wells that were originally dispensed from the Upper Pump Room. The building will once again operate as a pump room, augmented by an exhibition to interpret the history and development of Strathpeffer Spa. It is due to re-open in Summer 2001.
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND - Strathpeffer was a prominent and popular 19th century Spa resort, the most northerly of any three such resorts in Scotland. The area boasted both sulphur and chalybeate waters, renowned for their therapeutic qualities, and even more renowned latterly for their distinctive taste and smell! The Upper Pump Room is the last surviving remenant of the Strathpeffer Spa buildings designed to dispence these waters, and the taps to the five origional wells still survive in the interior.
From HBPT Annual Report & Accounts 2000
NH45NE 21 4835 5806.
NMRS Photography - negative and copyright - John Hume.
Sources and further reading
|---||Text/Publication/Volume: Close-Brooks, J. 1986. Exploring Scotland's Heritage: The Highlands. 22, No. 2. |
|---||Text/Publication/Volume: Morris and Morris, R and F. 1982. Scottish healing wells: healing, holy, wishing and fairy wells of the mainland of Scotland. 171-2; photo. |
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