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Description: Water Tower
Date Listed: 20 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 117600
OS Grid Reference: TL4567201828
OS Grid Coordinates: 545672, 201828
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6963, 0.1064
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1085. HIGH STREET
TL 40 SE
No 35 (Water Tower)
Water Tower. 1872 by Hawkesley for Hertfordshire and Essex Water Company.
Red brick with dressings, in grey and blue brick and stone. Square plan
with a circular turret on NE corner. Four facades 90 feet high. Victorian
Gothic, C13 style details. Stone string band at plinth level. At ground
floor on E elevation a doorway with 2 boarded doors under 4 centre rubbed
brick arch in grey and blue bands, with decorative key stone. Wrought iron
scroll - work to fanlight. Midway up each facade centrally positioned twin
lancet windows, under 2 centre arches of banded grey and blue brick. Above
on all facades one central louvred lancet window with similar brick arch
detail. On the turret are two pairs of slit windows with stone cills and
heads. String bands in grey brick with dentil courses at various levels
through all facades and on turret. Top parapets are crenellated with stone
dressings. A single storey outbuilding in red brick with a slate roof
adjoins the W elevation. Prominent from various points within the town and
from the surrounding countryside. Included as a landmark and for group
Listing NGR: TL4567201828
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Source: English Heritage
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