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Rimswell Water Tower, Rimswell

Description: Rimswell Water Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 166609

OS Grid Reference: TA3057927798
OS Grid Coordinates: 530579, 427798
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7302, -0.0221

Location: B1362, Rimswell, East Riding of Yorkshire HU12 0BU

Locality: Rimswell
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HU12 0BU

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Listing Text

TA 32 NW
(east side)
Batty's Corner
4/67 Rimswell Water Tower

Water tower. Dated 1916 for Hull Corporation Waterworks. Reinforced
concrete. Circular on plan, with projecting entrance to west. 3 stages:
single-storey drum-shaped base with central tower and 8 columns supporting
cylindrical water tank with short central turret. Base has chamfered
plinth, sides with pilaster strips carrying cornice and coped blocking
course. Projecting rectangular entrance section has clasping pilaster
strips, board door with strap hinges in raised surround with stepped key,
plaque to left inscribed:
and with names of aldermen. Hull coat of arms in relief above door, flanked
by single 6-pane windows in raised surrounds with raised panels above and
aprons below. Cylindrical tower above has board door with strap hinges in
keyed raised surround, and two 6-pane windows in architraves. Surrounding
arcade of 8 square chamfered columns with moulded capitals supports
segmental arches and moulded brackets on the underside of the upper tank,
which has band, pilaster strips, cornice and blocking course similar to
base. Short central tower projects above with conical roof. Interior: the
base contains pumps and a 300,000 gallon tank, the upper tank, of 100,000
gallon capacity, surrounds the central tower which carries a spiral
staircase and pipe-work dated 1914. A distinguished example of early
reinforced concrete building.

Listing NGR: TA3057927798

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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