Murgatroyd’s Brine Pump is a historic industrial site in Cheshire and is the only intact insitu wild brine pump in the UK and possibly Europe.  Therefore it is protected as a scheduled ancient monument.

The pumphouse and brine shaft also represent the last historically significant remains of Cheshire’s salt industry and the culmination of over 2,000 years of salt making in Middlewich.   Quadriga were employed to carry out restoration to the pumphouse and gantry to help protect the site for future generations with a view to the development of an educational visitor centre at the site.


Works included:

  • Repointing brickwork and masonry internally and externally.
  • Repair timber sleepers to well head and timber repairs to pedestrian walkways.
  • Removal of roof and gantry ready for restoration.
  • Restoration of the timber and steel gantry.
  • Reinstating the gantry via crane lift, re-fixing to base sleepers and reinstating the pumphouse roof.
  • Installation of new galvanised support steels and a new brine tank.




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