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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1268336
English Heritage Legacy ID: 461947
Location: Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex, CO7
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
TM 02 SW WIVENHOE TOWER ROAD
986/13/10017 Wivenhoe Water Tower
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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