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Draw off Tower, Tunnel Mouth, Dam Causeway and Bridge at Swithland Reservoir Water Works

A Grade II Listed Building in Quorndon, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7285 / 52°43'42"N

Longitude: -1.176 / 1°10'33"W

OS Eastings: 455742

OS Northings: 314863

OS Grid: SK557148

Mapcode National: GBR 8L7.X3F

Mapcode Global: WHDHX.XP53

Entry Name: Draw off Tower, Tunnel Mouth, Dam Causeway and Bridge at Swithland Reservoir Water Works

Listing Date: 15 March 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074618

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189240

Location: Quorndon, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Quorndon

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Quorn St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/06/2017

SK 51 SE

Draw-off tower, tunnel mouth, dam causeway and bridge at Swithland Reservoir Water Works

(Formerly Draw-off tower, tunnel mouth, dam causeway and bridge at Swithland Reservoir Water Works (that part in Woodhouse Parish))

Draw-off tower, tunnel mouth, dam causeway and bridge of 1896. By Hawkesley of London. Red brick, granite rubble stone and dressed stone. Draw-off
tower stands in reservoir c 15m off dam causeway. Causeway is S.E. of
filter beds and pumping house complex. Tower is of red brick in Renaissance
style on brick and stone plinth with stone dressings, frieze, bracketed
cornice and flat roof with stone balustraded parapet. 1 storey above water
of square plan with octagonal stair turret half projecting from right side
and continuing above roof level as small octagonal stone turret with dome
and finial. Iron bridge leads across from causeway to entrance door with
stone surround and pediment. Transomed 1-light windows on sides. At
the corners of the roof are stone piers with carved obelisks on top. The
balustrade in between is a row of small arches of rusticated stonework,
the same as that on tank and bridge (listed separately). Lead water spouts
on left and right sides. On opposite side of the causeway is the almost
round tunnel mouth for the draw-off pipe. Rusticated stonework with stone
coping and granite rubble stone side embankments with stone coping.
Causeway wall of granite rubble stone with roadway between. Bridge at
N. end of causeway carries road over reservoir overflow stream. 3
depressed arches, underside of brick, with dressed rusticated stone edges,
granite rubble stone sides and parapet. Stone copings. Stone cut water
system on reservoir side with 3 cobbled stream beds continuing under bridge.
Group value with the other items at Swithland Reservoir Water Works.

The asset was previously listed twice also in the parish of Quorndon under list entry 1278887. The duplicate entry was removed from the list on 23/06/2017.

Listing NGR: SK5574614859

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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