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Water Tower on Tower Hill

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ormskirk, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.5695 / 53°34'10"N

Longitude: -2.8724 / 2°52'20"W

OS Eastings: 342319

OS Northings: 408453

OS Grid: SD423084

Mapcode National: GBR 8WC5.X5

Mapcode Global: WH86H.VJCX

Entry Name: Water Tower on Tower Hill

Listing Date: 22 March 1976

Last Amended: 23 March 1976

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197069

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386420

Location: West Lancashire, Lancashire, L39

County: Lancashire

District: West Lancashire

Town: West Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Derby

Built-Up Area: Ormskirk

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Ormskirk St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


663-1/4/179 (East side)
22/03/76 Water Tower on Tower Hill


Water tower. 1853-4. For Ormskirk Local Board of Health; now
derelict. Coursed squared sandstone, slate roof (dilapidated).
Square plan. Romanesque style. Tall tower with 2 narrow
full-height Romanesque arches in each side, all with stepped
surrounds and arch-bands, linked by an impost band carried
round; plain frieze with carved grotesques at the corners, and
very emphatic corbelling in machicolated form, surmounted by a
large tank enclosed by what appears to be ashlar walling.
Pyramidal roof now lacking most slates. HISTORY: unusual
survival of early Local Board waterworks structure.
Conspicuous landmark on east side of town.

Listing NGR: SD4231908453

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

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