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Waterworks at Blagdon: Former Meter House, Blagdon

Description: Waterworks at Blagdon: Former Meter House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 March 2015
Building ID: 1424249

OS Grid Reference: ST5060559625
OS Grid Coordinates: 350605, 159625
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3336, -2.7104

Locality: Blagdon
County: North Somerset
Postcode: BS40 7UL

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Listing Text


Meter house, now a bat sanctuary, built as part of the waterworks at Blagdon (1898-1905) which were designed by Charles Hawksley.

Reason for Listing

The former meter house forming part of the waterworks at Blagdon, Somerset, meritas listing at Grade II for the following principal reasons:* Architectural interest: it is a good example of a small Gothic style meter house built as part of the waterworks at Blagdon designed in 1898-1905 by the nationally important civil engineer and architect Charles Hawksley, displaying good quality architectural detailing. * Historic interest: it has a strong and interesting historic association with the Bristol Waterworks Company, whose ambitions as expressed by its founders are expressed in its overall design. * Intactness: despite the relocation of the inspection bridge and the rebuilding of the weir, it has survived well. * Group value: it has strong and important group value with the associated contemporary pumping station and other waterworks structures at Blagdon.