Survey Data

Reg No

20811004


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social Technical


Original Use

Water tower


In Use As

Water tower


Date

1940 - 1960


Coordinates

170761, 110530


Date Recorded

12/09/2006


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding circular-plan five-stage cast concrete water tower, built c. 1950, comprising four-stage shaft with collection tank above, supported by curved concrete brackets. Four lines of square-headed window openings with replacement uPVC windows. Square-headed door opening at west side having replacement uPVC door.

Appraisal

The water tower is of technical and social significance as it serves the surrounding rural area with piped water. The tower represents increased standards of living in the mid-twentieth century when piped water became the standard in rural areas. The water tower forms an imposing landmark in the locality.