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Water Tower, Dorchester

Description: Water Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 104215

OS Grid Reference: SY6838390602
OS Grid Coordinates: 368383, 90602
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7142, -2.4492

Locality: Dorchester
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT1 1XT

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Listing Text

(North side)
Water Tower
SY 6890 3/282
1880, octagonal, brick-built, water tower pierced on each facet by a tall narrow
arch almost to parapet level. Decorative string courses at base, arch-spring
level and parapet top, ornamental keystones to arches and mock machicolated
parapet. Octagonal central staircase tower, also of red brick, houses central
supply pipe. Round metal water tank superimposed with octagonal cover secured
by railings from parapet. The tower is still in use.

Listing NGR: SY6838390602

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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