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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
Entry Name: Water Tower at Approximately Grid Reference 465 047
Listing Date: 16 June 1992
Last Amended: 16 September 1992
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1266604
English Heritage Legacy ID: 421067
Location: Elm, Fenland, Cambridgeshire, PE14
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
TF 40 SE LM MALTMAS DROVE
15/10000 Water Tower at
approx grid ref
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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