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A Grade II Listed Building in Leigh, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1951 / 51°11'42"N

Longitude: 0.2123 / 0°12'44"E

OS Eastings: 554677

OS Northings: 146312

OS Grid: TQ546463

Mapcode National: GBR MP4.0HD

Mapcode Global: VHHQ5.M7L5

Plus Code: 9F3256W6+2W

Entry Name: Waterworks

Listing Date: 30 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272507

English Heritage Legacy ID: 449041

Location: Leigh, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN11

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Leigh

Built-Up Area: Leigh

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Leigh

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text


5280 High Street
(South East Side)
TQ 54 NW

Waterworks 1870s; for Samuel Morley and probably by George Devey (1820-86).
Red brick and gault brick walls. Plain tile roofs. T-shaped complex
comprising two octagonal buildings with octagonal cupolas and a single storey rectangular wing on SE with lower, hipped roofed cross-wing. Smaller, SW octagonal building connected by link wing with door in brick segmental arch
to rectangular wing, its south gable with cusped barge-board, two two-light windows with margin lights and octagonal panes and a bulls-eye window in the gable. The stump of the pumping engine chimney remains in the angle with the lower and hipped SE cross-wing. The smaller, octagonal building on SW
contains the well, with total depth of 103 feet, and with a diameter of 12
feet for the first 36 feet. The longer octagonal building formerly contained
a softening and filter house. A direct acting steam pump pumped water into
the reservoir at Hall Place, into another reservoir for the village and into
the tanks at Home Farm.

Listing NGR: TQ5467746312

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