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Wingham Waterworks, Wingham

Description: Wingham Waterworks

Grade: II
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

Location: Adisham Road, Wingham, Kent CT3 3JD

Locality: Wingham
Local Authority: Dover District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT3 3JD

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Listing Text


(east side)
4/271 Wingham


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

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