Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Technical

Original Use

Water tower

In Use As

Water tower


1925 - 1945


170678, 136703

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Freestanding concrete water tower, built c. 1935, comprising hexagonal plan with dodecagonal tower. Flat roofs having stepped cornices. Metal railing to tower and metal ladder to north-west elevation. Roughcast rendered walls with render raised panels, strip quoins and channelled plinth course. Square-headed opening to south-east elevation having render surround and timber battened door. Render steps to entrance.


An integral component of the water supply system, this tower is a notable example of mid twentieth-century technical engineering skill. Despite its functional role, the water tower is well designed in a symmetrical manner, incorporating decorative render details such as the quoins and moulded cornice, all of which enhance the architectural design quality of the composition. The water tower forms a striking feature in the locality, rising above the surrounding landscape.