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Water Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Westward, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8335 / 54°50'0"N

Longitude: -3.0521 / 3°3'7"W

OS Eastings: 332517

OS Northings: 549246

OS Grid: NY325492

Mapcode National: GBR 7D4K.03

Mapcode Global: WH807.2RWY

Plus Code: 9C6RRWMX+95

Entry Name: Water Tower

Listing Date: 10 October 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326860

English Heritage Legacy ID: 72525

Location: Westward, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA7

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

Civil Parish: Westward

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Rosley Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Water tower. Dated 1843; built to serve the Maryport and Carlisle
Railway (Curthwaite railway station was opened in May 1843). The
ironwork carries the inscription 'hareshaw ironworks, hexham, 1843"
and the structure was probably designed by John Blackmore (Engineer to
the Railway Company). Stone base (Containing a single service room)
supports tank. Base, 3x1 bays, each bay with round-headed arch,
received, with plain capitals divided by unadorned pilasters. Double
doors to single end bay; side bays with door, window with glazing
bars, and plain masonry respectively. Moulded cornice. Tank, 4x2
panels with cruciform sunken centres. Internally; tank supported by
cambered cross girder (I-section), and 2 axial girders, also of 1
section with marked alteration. This water tower is understood to be
the last surviving original operational structure on the Maryport and
Carlisle Railway.

Listing NGR: NY3251749246

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