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Concrete Water Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.7025 / 53°42'9"N

Longitude: -0.8784 / 0°52'42"W

OS Eastings: 474140

OS Northings: 423484

OS Grid: SE741234

Mapcode National: GBR QT9M.MG

Mapcode Global: WHFDK.G6YD

Plus Code: 9C5XP43C+2J

Entry Name: Concrete Water Tower

Listing Date: 15 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310620

English Heritage Legacy ID: 165296

Location: Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14

County: East Riding of Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Goole

Built-Up Area: Goole

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Goole St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

SE 7423
(west side, off)

14/69 Concrete water tower

Water tower. Completed 1927. By E J Silcock of Leeds for Goole Urban
District Council. Reinforced concrete. Circular with diameter of 27.5
metres. 44 metres in height. 8 stages. Central 7-stage tower enclosed
within open framework carrying drum-shaped tank surmounted by concrete
balustrade. Central tower has pilaster strips and bands between stages.
The outer framework has tall arched arcade of 24 closely set square piers
linked by bands of horizontal ties and with inner ties to central tower,
round arches and curved brackets supporting tank. Tank has plain plinth,
bracketed cornice and concrete balustrade with plain square-section
principals and bars between top and bottom rails. Capacity of 750,000
gallons. Plaque at foot of central tower on south side records date and
details of construction. Superceded the nearby brick tower of 1885 (qv).
Reputed to have been the largest such structure in Europe when built.
Barbey M F, Civil Engineering Heritage Northern England, 1981.

Listing NGR: SE7414023484

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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