The immediate impression of the engine house was of a building designed to house, and show off, the engine.
They mustíve been extremely impressed by the steam engine to build such elegant surroundings for it. The whole
room felt more like an auditorium or elegant hall rather than just a simple engine house.
The engine had long been removed (itís now located in a museum) and the main hall was used to store palettes and wooden boxes.
We moved through the single storey structure towards the spiral staircase. The masonry walls included arched windows with a
single bulls-eye window at the northern end. The ceiling was open, supported by metal trusses.
The base of the water tower was separated from the engine hall by four ornate pillars (two of which were embedded into the wall).