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Norton Water Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Runcorn, Halton

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Latitude: 53.3295 / 53°19'46"N

Longitude: -2.6713 / 2°40'16"W

OS Eastings: 355390

OS Northings: 381610

OS Grid: SJ553816

Mapcode National: GBR 9YSY.G5

Mapcode Global: WH87R.YK4W

Entry Name: Norton Water Tower

Listing Date: 31 October 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335884

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56013

Location: Halton, WA7

County: Halton

Electoral Ward/Division: Norton North

Built-Up Area: Runcorn

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Norton St Berteline and St Christopher

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


6/58 Norton Water Tower


Water Tower 1892 red sandstone, cylindrical, rock faced base of
convex outline terminating in pulvinated band. Above this there is
a plain ashlar cylinder with bases for 10 pilasters. The pilasters
rise to a frieze and frame high rusticated semi-circular headed
opening with keystones. The large openings are closed midway by
ashlar screens with two narrow arched openings. The frieze has a
Latin inscription and the dentil cornice is surmounted by an iron
tank with triglyphs between pilasters with arched sinkings. There
are decorative shell upstands to the rim of the tank. Access to the
tower is via a double door with six raised and fielded panels in an
opening framed in stone with an elaborate stone pediment.

Listing NGR: SJ5539081610

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

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