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Hydraulic Accumulator Tower Approximately 20 Metres East of South Dock Basin

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

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Latitude: 53.6967 / 53°41'47"N

Longitude: -0.877 / 0°52'37"W

OS Eastings: 474242

OS Northings: 422832

OS Grid: SE742228

Mapcode National: GBR QT9P.XL

Mapcode Global: WHFDK.HBLX

Entry Name: Hydraulic Accumulator Tower Approximately 20 Metres East of South Dock Basin

Listing Date: 5 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310668

English Heritage Legacy ID: 165281

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 72 SW
(west side, off)
10/56 Hydraulic accumulator
tower approximately 20
metres east of South Dock
5.6.87 Basin

Hydraulic accumulator tower. Mid - late C19 for Aire and Calder Navigation.
Tooled ashlar base, timber-framed weather-boarded tower with asphalt roof,
cast-iron machinery. Square on plan, with sides of approximately 5 metres.
Chamfered ashlar plinth. Plain 2-stage tower approximately 15 metres high,
south and west sides somewhat damaged. Yorkshire sash to second stage,
south side. Fragmentary timber balcony near the top of the north and south
sides; slots for former balcony supports visible on east and west sides.
Hipped roof with exposed rafter ends, roof light and decorative finial.
Interior contains original hydraulic machinery and iron ladder. A weighted
ram compressed water in the cylindrical tank occupying the lower half of the
tower, and provided hydraulic power for the boat hoist and other machinery
in the nearby South Dock. A similar, larger, tower stands at the head of
the Stanhope Dock, south of Stanhope Street (qv). The hydraulic accumulator
was invented by Sir William Armstrong and first used in Newcastle in 1851.
The accumulator towers at Goole may have been installed by W H Bartholomew
as part of the improvements which included the boat hoists. Disused and
derelict at time of resurvey. Singer C, History of Technology, Vol 5, 1958,
p 534.

Listing NGR: SE7424222832

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