If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.
Description: Wingham Waterworks
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 178303
OS Grid Reference: TR2430655332
OS Grid Coordinates: 624306, 155332
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2530, 1.2130
Explore more of the area around Wingham, Kent at Explore Britain.
TR 25 NW WINGHAM ADISHAM ROAD
Waterworks. Built 1903-5 for Margate Corporation. Red brick and slate
roof, with rendered and stone dressings. Free Baroque and Art Nouveau
style. Main block: large single storey machine hall with plinth,
stringcourses, cornice and parapet with central ball finial. Central projectiom
with segmental pediment and vase finial. Two large mullioned and transomed
windows with gauged and keyed elliptical heads, and central double half
glazed doors in keyed and moulded semi-circular surround, with lunette
over and between them a scrolled pediment inscribed Margate Water Works.
Single storey block to left with 2 segmentally headed and keyed wooden
casements. Secondary block: to right of centre, with keyed and scrolled
lunette over large cart doors, with either side a T-shaped window
with segmental flying cornices. Similar single storey wing at end
right to that at end left. The whole has fine quality brick and stonework
and detailing, and all the fenestration exhibits Art Nouveau stained
or painted glass, mostly abstract, but with landscapes in main
block.Machinery removed, now containing electrical pumps. (See Bygone
Kent, vol 6, no.3)
Listing NGR: TR2416155819
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
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.