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Draw off Tower, Tunnel Mouth, Dam Causeway and Bridge at Swithland Reservoir Water Works, Quorndon

Description: Draw off Tower, Tunnel Mouth, Dam Causeway and Bridge at Swithland Reservoir Water Works

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 189240

OS Grid Reference: SK5574214862
OS Grid Coordinates: 455742, 314862
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7285, -1.1760

Location: Quorn, Leicestershire LE12 8AA

Locality: Quorndon
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE12 8AA

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Listing Text

SK 51 SE
4/182 Draw-off tower, tunnel mouth,
dam causeway and bridge at
Swithland Reservoir Water
Works (that part in
Woodhouse Parish)

Draw-off tower, tunnel mouth, dam causeway and bridge of 1896. By Hawkesley
of London. Red brick, granite rubble stone and dressed stone. Draw-off
tower stands in reservoir c 15m off dam causeway. Causeway is S.E. of
filter beds and pumping house complex. Tower is of red brick in Renaissance
style on brick and stone plinth with stone dressings, frieze, bracketted
cornice and flat roof with stone balustraded parapet. 1 storey above water
of square plan with octagonal stair turret half projecting from right side
and continuing above roof level as small octagonal stone turret with dome
and finial. Iron bridge leads across from causeway to entrance door with
stone surround and pediment. Transomed 1-light windows on sides. At
the corners of the roof are stone piers with carved obelisks on top. The
balustrade in between is a row of small arches of rusticated stonework,
the same as that on tank and bridge (listed separately). Lead water spouts
on left and right sides. On opposite side of the causeway is the almost
round tunnel mouth for the draw-off pipe. Rusticated stonework with stone
coping and granite rubble stone side embankments with stone coping.
Causeway wall of granite rubble stone with roadway between. Bridge at
N. end of causeway carries road over reservoir overflow stream. 3
depressed arches, underside of brick, with dressed rusticated stone edges,
granite rubble stone sides and parapet. Stone copings. Stone cut water
system on reservoir side with 3 cobbled stream beds continuing under bridge.
Group value with the other items at Swithland Reservoir Water Works.

Listing NGR: SK5574614859

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Source: English Heritage

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