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Wivenhoe Water Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Wivenhoe, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8661 / 51°51'57"N

Longitude: 0.9608 / 0°57'38"E

OS Eastings: 603947

OS Northings: 222758

OS Grid: TM039227

Mapcode National: GBR SNF.XCD

Mapcode Global: VHKG6.LCS9

Entry Name: Wivenhoe Water Tower

Listing Date: 19 August 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268336

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461947

Location: Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO7

County: Essex

District: Colchester

Civil Parish: Wivenhoe

Built-Up Area: Wivenhoe

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Wivenhoe St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TM 02 SW WIVENHOE TOWER ROAD

986/13/10017 Wivenhoe Water Tower

II


Town water tower. Built in 1902. Red brick in three stages with painted metal water tank above with bracketed eaves and pyramidal roof surmounted by wooden pyramidal louvre with metal weathervane. Square plan, battered to base. Three bays to each face. Main structure has machicolated eaves, stone string course above ground floor, plinth of black bricks and second and third stages have giant pilasters with impost blocks and blank arcading with keystones. Round-headed lancets with metal casements. Central round-headed doorcase with stone surround, colonnettes, round-headed fanlight and double door with six panels. The water tower is 77 feet high, contains 143,000 bricks and the tank at the top holds 50,000 gallons. During the Second World War the Home Guard kept its rifles in the building and the rifle racks are said to remain.


Listing NGR: TM0394722758

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