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Water Tower, 200 Metres South West of Elveden Hall, Elveden

Description: Water Tower, 200 Metres South West of Elveden Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 275759

OS Grid Reference: TL8226279612
OS Grid Coordinates: 582262, 279612
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3842, 0.6767

Location: Elveden, Suffolk IP24 3TF

Locality: Elveden
Local Authority: Forest Heath District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP24 3TF

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Listing Text


2/18 Water tower, 200 metres
- south west of Elveden Hall

- II*

Water-tower, 1895 on plaque. About 20 metres high, square on plan. Eclectic
in style, but with mainly Baroque details. Red brick, with limestone dressings
at the upper levels. Battered base and 4 further stages, of which the 4th is
dominant. The 3rd stage has flush horizontal bands of limestone ashlar, and
the 4th stage has dressings strongly expressed in limestone. Windows in the
Baroque manner; limestone architraves with keystones and moulded cornices. At
the 4th stage is a large central window on each face, with a balustraded
balcony on stone brackets; flanking flat pilasters support a moulded cornice
and arcaded parapets with central Flemish gables. The doorway at the base has
a semi-circular brick arch of several orders, with deeply recessed framed and
boarded doors. Copper-covered cupola roof with weather-vane finial. Included
as Grade II* because an exceptionally elaborate and imposing example of a
Victorian estate water-tower.

Listing NGR: TL8226279612

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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