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Water Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Parkstone, Poole

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Latitude: 50.7282 / 50°43'41"N

Longitude: -1.9424 / 1°56'32"W

OS Eastings: 404158

OS Northings: 92069

OS Grid: SZ041920

Mapcode National: GBR XYG.HW

Mapcode Global: FRA 67T5.32C

Plus Code: 9C2WP3H5+72

Entry Name: Water Tower

Listing Date: 13 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224087

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412523

Location: Parkstone, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH14

County: Poole

Electoral Ward/Division: Parkstone

Built-Up Area: Poole

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Parkstone St Peter and St Osmund with Branksea St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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SZ09SW MANSFIELD ROAD, Upper Parkstone
958-1/5/251 (West side)
Water Tower


Water tower. Late C19. For Dorset Water Board. Red brick with
white brick dressings, some limestone and terracotta
dressings, with cast-iron tank and other ironwork. Square
3-stage tower with 2-bay sides, carrying a cast-iron tank.
Tower has battered plinth of red brick in English bond with 2
recessed bands of paler red brick and limestone roll moulding
to top of plinth; broken by round-headed doorway to rear
(regarding street elevation as front).
Sides are divided into 2 bays by giant white brick pilaster
strips to angles and centre of each side. Pilaster strips have
tall, thin sunk panels of red brick with round-arched heads,
and bands of red brick above, defining "capitals". Round
arches of white brick join pilaster strips and frame 3 tiers
of tall iron-framed windows with round-arched heads of white
brick, except to rear which is windowless; dentilled brick
string courses at stage levels within giant arches. Large
terracotta paterae to spandrels of arches joining pilaster
strips and round-arched corbel frieze.
Cast-iron brackets between arches of corbel frieze support
iron railing and timber deck of walkway round base of tank,
directly below corbel frieze. Tank has pattern of 7 square
panels in 3 tiers, framing circle joined to courses by
diagonals. Central circle to street side frames medallion
lettered round rim JOHN ABBOT & CO GREENHEAD-ON-TYNE and in
centre LIMITED 1884. INTERIOR not inspected.

Listing NGR: SZ0415892069

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