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Battery Heights, Athlone, County Westmeath
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Reg. No.15001016
Date1950 - 1970
Previous NameN/A
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates202937, 241514
Categories of Special InterestTECHNICAL
Original Usewater tower
In Use Aswater tower
Freestanding reinforced concrete water tower, erected c.1970, consisting of circular concrete reservoir/tank supported on ten splayed concrete supports with enclosed access staircase to central cylindrical shaft. Located in an elevated position close to Battery Heights.


A substantial reinforced concrete structure that acts as a landmark in the locality. The splayed concrete supports lend this functional structure a sculptural appearance. Of technical and civil engineering interest on account of its intended function.
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