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The Water Tower (Standing in the North East Corner of the Churchyard), Rye

Description: The Water Tower (Standing in the North East Corner of the Churchyard)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 291907

OS Grid Reference: TQ9217620322
OS Grid Coordinates: 592176, 120322
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9503, 0.7346

Location: Church Square, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7HF

Locality: Rye
Local Authority: Rother District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN31 7HF

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There is also a scheduled monument, Water tower in churchyard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


The Water Tower
(standing in the north-
east corner of the churchyard)
TQ 9220 1/2 12.l0.51.


The Water Tower is scheduled as an AM. Erected in 1733-1735. Red brick.
Built in 2 sections, both oval in shape, the lower having a coved brick
roof forming half a dome surmounted at its inner ridge or apex by the upper
section. Tiled-roof with a lead ridge and a pointed wooden pinnacle.
On the east and west sides of the upper section are rectangular openings
with segmental heads containing wooden shutters with oval openings in the
centre. The lead pump attached is dated 1826.

The Water Tower, Nos 1 to 5 (odd) and Nos 2 to 12 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ9217620322

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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