Survey Data

Reg No

20913534


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Social, Technical


Original Use

Water tower


In Use As

Water tower


Date

1950 - 1970


Coordinates

141175, 42256


Date Recorded

26/08/2009


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding four-stage concrete water tower, built c.1960. Circular-plan tank on four rectangular profile piles with bracings between stages and fixed galvanised steel ladder. Set on concrete plinth with stepped approach, surrounded by rubble stone faced concrete walls.

Appraisal

This substantial water tower is a striking landmark of the surrounding landscape. Built using modern materials and construction techniques, it demonstrates the constructional possibilities offered by technological advances in the twentieth century.