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Valve Tower to South East Corner of Widdop Reservoir

A Grade II Listed Building in Heptonstall, Calderdale

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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

Plus Code: 9C5VQWQ2+W4

Entry Name: Valve Tower to South East Corner of Widdop Reservoir

Listing Date: 12 December 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226701

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424093

Location: Heptonstall, Calderdale, HX7

County: Calderdale

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

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SD 935326 Heptonstall

3/181 Valve tower to south-east
corner of Widdop Reservoir

- II

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

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