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Latitude: 53.7899 / 53°47'23"N
Longitude: -2.0997 / 2°5'58"W
OS Eastings: 393529
OS Northings: 432620
OS Grid: SD935326
Mapcode National: GBR FSSM.65
Mapcode Global: WHB85.Q0BF
Entry Name: Valve Tower to South East Corner of Widdop Reservoir
Listing Date: 12 December 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1226701
English Heritage Legacy ID: 424093
Location: Heptonstall, Calderdale, HX7
Civil Parish: Heptonstall
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Heptonstall St Thomas a Becket and St Thomas the Apostle
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SD 93SW HEPTONSTALL C.P. WIDDOP RESERVOIR
SD 935326 Heptonstall
3/181 Valve tower to south-east
corner of Widdop Reservoir
Valve-tower for Widdop Reservoir constructed 1872-1878 by John La Trobe Bateman
engineer. Large ashlar blocks, bitumen roof. Square on plan with tapering
sides. Egyptian in style. Door to south has monolithic jambs with batter.
Corners have tapering pilasters acting as buttresses to frieze. Projecting
double cornice. Sides and rear have rectangular windows with large plain stone
surrounds. A unique building, the engineer deriving the inspiration for the
design after his visit to Egypt to witness the opening of the Suez Canal.
Listing NGR: SD9352932620
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.