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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
Entry Name: Water Tower
Listing Date: 13 May 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1116416
English Heritage Legacy ID: 308620
Location: Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12
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
NUNEATON AND BEDWORTH TOWER ROAD
SP38NE (South side)
5/79 Water Tower
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
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