Survey Data

Reg No

20823296


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Social, Technical


Original Use

Water tower


In Use As

Water tower


Date

1950 - 1970


Coordinates

209390, 78114


Date Recorded

20/05/2008


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding water tower, built c. 1960, comprising circular-plan base, with four-stage shaft, supporting conical tank. Overhanging flat roof to base section. Concrete construction with panelling to underside of tank. Square-headed openings having metal casement windows. Replacement uPVC double leaf gates.

Appraisal

An elegant and landmark structure, which is visible from many parts of the town and surrounding countryside. It is notable not only for its engineering value, but also for its excellent design. The circular-plan service room base balances the towering cone, supported on its slender shaft.