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Leawood pump house on the Cromford Canal
Revolution House at Whittington

  


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Leawood pump house on the Cromford Canal and Revolution House at Whittington

Leawood pump house on Cromford canal

Leawood pump house was opened in 1849 to pump water from the river Derwent to the canal when the water level was low. It used a single action beam engine capable of lifting 5 tons of water a minute up to a height of 30 feet. It too has been lovingly restored and is open to the public. It can be found along the canal path about one and a quarter miles from the main canal car park

Leawood pump house on Cromford canal

Revolution House in Whittington

Formerly the Cock and Pynot Inn and now a museum, Revolution House in Whittington, near Chesterfield, was the place where the Earl of Devonshire, the Earl of Danby and a local nobleman John D'Arcy, met and planned to overthrow the Catholic King James 11 and to offer the throne to his daughter and her Dutch husband William. William and Mary landed at Torbay in November 1688. The North and the Midlands rose in support and James fled to France.

Revolution House in Whittington

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