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Description: Water Tower and Sun Room at Wappingthorn to the North East of the House and to the North West of the
Date Listed: 9 May 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 298760
OS Grid Reference: TQ1693913670
OS Grid Coordinates: 516939, 113670
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9107, -0.3380
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957/13/168 HORSHAM ROAD
09-MAY-80 WATER TOWER AND SUN ROOM AT WAPPINGTHORN
TO THE NORTH EAST OF THE HOUSE AND TO
THE NORTH WEST OF THE FARM BUILDINGS
Ornamental water tower with sun room above. Circa 1930. Designed by Maxwell Ayrton for Sir Arthur Howard. built of exposed reinforced concrete in two feet six inch lifts, all exposed concrete bush hammered with copper roof. Tapering tower of four stagesd with polygonal roof and a five feet wide concrete external staircase. The two lower stages have pointed arched windows, the next stage includes the water tower and the top stage has a sun room with large casement windows to take advantage of both sun and views.
A most unusual concrete combined water tower and sun room by a notable practitioner of concrete used architecturally rather than just structurally and one of a series of pioneering concrete buildings built on the estate.
[Article by J Gilchrist Wilson in "Concrete Quarterly" Oct-Dec. 1964.]
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Source: English Heritage
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