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The Ladywell Water Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Ladywell, London

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Latitude: 51.4534 / 51°27'12"N

Longitude: -0.0259 / 0°1'33"W

OS Eastings: 537260

OS Northings: 174560

OS Grid: TQ372745

Mapcode National: GBR K8.45B

Mapcode Global: VHGR7.HQNP

Entry Name: The Ladywell Water Tower

Listing Date: 7 November 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262028

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203479

Location: Lewisham, London, SE4

County: London

District: Lewisham

Electoral Ward/Division: Ladywell

Built-Up Area: Lewisham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Lewisham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:-
TQ 3774
The Ladywell Water Tower


Water tower. 1898-1900 by Ernest Newman, the founder of the Art Workers Guild. It
was the water tower to St Olave's Union, built to house the aged and infirm which
was a new development from the workhouses. Built of yellow brick in Flemish bond
with red brick dressings and lacing courses. 120 feet high battered square tower of
5 storeys on plinth with moulded stone band. 1 cambered window opening to each
floor. Moulded stone and brick cornice with huge green painted cast iron water tank
with 3 x 5 panels to front. Hipped slate roof with gabled dormer with semi-circular
opening and keystone. Ornamental cast iron balustrading to tap with corner finials
with spiked balls. The water tower had a well 120 feet deep from which water was
drawn to supply the laundry and local houses. Most of St Olave's Union has since
been demolished with the exception of the water tower and the central hospital unit.

Listing NGR: TQ3726074560

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

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