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Water Tank Building and 2 Water Colunns at Haltwhistle Railway Station, Haltwhistle

Description: Water Tank Building and 2 Water Colunns at Haltwhistle Railway Station

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 August 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 240765

OS Grid Reference: NY7042163819
OS Grid Coordinates: 370421, 563819
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9681, -2.4635

Location: Station Road, Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 0AH

Locality: Haltwhistle
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE49 0AH

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Listing Text

NY 76 SW
(West side, off)
16/31 Water tank building
and 2 water columns
22.8.73 at Haltwhistle
Railway Station

Disused water tank building and 2 water columns. Building dated 1861, designed
by Peter Tate and built by R. Wylie and Co. (see plaques on tank) for the
North Eastern Railway Company. Iron water tank on stone base (red ashlar
sandstone on front and right returns; dressed sandstone on rear and left
return). Cast iron water columns.

Water tank building: one-storey base; 3 round arches with chamfered arch bands,
on square piers with roll-moulded impost blocks. Arches with radial glazing
and weather-boarded infill. 2 stepped bands above arcade. Tank made of iron
plates bolted together. 7 plates on front and 5 on returns. Each plate has
cross-braced ribs; central plates on all sides have oval panels with engineer's
and maker's names, date and crowning sea-horse motif. Similar right return of
2 bays. Plain rear and left return.

The water columns are situated on 2 platforms to the west of the tank building.
Each column has a ball finial and a counter-weighted swinging arm with a
leather hose.
A rare survival from the mid C19.

Listing NGR: NY7042163819

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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