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Water Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Bedworth, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.4764 / 52°28'35"N

Longitude: -1.4794 / 1°28'45"W

OS Eastings: 435453

OS Northings: 286625

OS Grid: SP354866

Mapcode National: GBR 6L8.QRV

Mapcode Global: VHBWS.90QX

Plus Code: 9C4WFGGC+H6

Entry Name: Water Tower

Listing Date: 13 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116416

English Heritage Legacy ID: 308620

Location: Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12

County: Warwickshire

District: Nuneaton and Bedworth

Town: Nuneaton and Bedworth

Electoral Ward/Division: Bede

Built-Up Area: Bedworth

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Bedworth All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

SP38NE (South side)
5/79 Water Tower
- II

Water tower, now disused. Dated 1898. English bond brick. Plain-tile pyramid
roof has deep boxed eaves. Square plan. Simplified Romanesque style. 6 high
storeys; 3-window range. Ground floor is slightly battered. Double-leaf moulded
6-panelled doors and fanlight are deeply recessed within doorway of 6
simply-moulded brick orders and hood mould. Large framed panel above has
inscription 'BEDWORTH WATERWORKS 1898' in relief. Chamfered single-light windows
to left and right of door. Moulded string course. Main body of tower has each
face set back between large corner piers, and with deep splay to top and bottom.
Full-height narrow round arches have 4 storeys of windows, with terracotta
panels of floriated ornament between each floor. Return sides have blind arches.
Moulded string course and Lombard frieze. Top stage has large angle shafts.
Hallow-splayed sill. 4-bay arcades to each side have stone shafts, wooden
louvres and continuous hood mould. Shallow roof rises to steep pyramidal finial.
Interior has iron spiral staircase. The tower is approximately 45 metres high.

Listing NGR: SP3545386625

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

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