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Water Tower at Approximately Grid Reference 465 047

A Grade II Listed Building in Elm, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.6204 / 52°37'13"N

Longitude: 0.1626 / 0°9'45"E

OS Eastings: 546491

OS Northings: 304708

OS Grid: TF464047

Mapcode National: GBR L29.RX3

Mapcode Global: WHJPP.GDMH

Plus Code: 9F42J5C7+52

Entry Name: Water Tower at Approximately Grid Reference 465 047

Listing Date: 16 June 1992

Last Amended: 16 September 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266604

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421067

Location: Elm, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE14

County: Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Elm

Built-Up Area: Wisbech

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Friday Bridge with Coldham

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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15/10000 Water Tower at
approx grid ref
465 047

- II

Water tower. 1894 for the Wisbech Water Works Company. Common bricks (probably Flettons) with red brick dressings. Large square plan tower in classical style. Tall 3-stage stepped base; 3 storeys above with broad panelled pilasters clasping the corners and round-headed window on each floor in round-headed recess with imposts; the window and recess arches are of red brick with stone keystones. Large corbelled red brick cornice with blind tank stage above with similar pilasters, smaller cornice and panelled blocking course at top. Round arch doorway in the base with keyblock semi-circular fanlight with radiating bars and panelled double doors. The windows have cast-iron frames with margin glazing bars. Interior: The top stage contains a 100,000 gallon tank.

Note: In 1884 the Wisbech Water Order allowed for increased supply of water and the construction of a water tower at Friday Bridge to supply March and Chatteris.

Source: D Walker, Anglian News, 1991-92.

Listing NGR: TF4649104708

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