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Description: Hydraulic Accumulator Tower Approximately 20 Metres East of South Dock Basin
Date Listed: 5 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 165281
OS Grid Reference: SE7424222832
OS Grid Coordinates: 474242, 422832
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6967, -0.8770
GOOLE BRIDGE STREET
SE 72 SW
(west side, off)
10/56 Hydraulic accumulator
tower approximately 20
metres east of South Dock
Hydraulic accumulator tower. Mid - late C19 for Aire and Calder Navigation.
Tooled ashlar base, timber-framed weather-boarded tower with asphalt roof,
cast-iron machinery. Square on plan, with sides of approximately 5 metres.
Chamfered ashlar plinth. Plain 2-stage tower approximately 15 metres high,
south and west sides somewhat damaged. Yorkshire sash to second stage,
south side. Fragmentary timber balcony near the top of the north and south
sides; slots for former balcony supports visible on east and west sides.
Hipped roof with exposed rafter ends, roof light and decorative finial.
Interior contains original hydraulic machinery and iron ladder. A weighted
ram compressed water in the cylindrical tank occupying the lower half of the
tower, and provided hydraulic power for the boat hoist and other machinery
in the nearby South Dock. A similar, larger, tower stands at the head of
the Stanhope Dock, south of Stanhope Street (qv). The hydraulic accumulator
was invented by Sir William Armstrong and first used in Newcastle in 1851.
The accumulator towers at Goole may have been installed by W H Bartholomew
as part of the improvements which included the boat hoists. Disused and
derelict at time of resurvey. Singer C, History of Technology, Vol 5, 1958,
Listing NGR: SE7424222832
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Source: English Heritage
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