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Water Tower, Bedworth

Description: Water Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 308620

OS Grid Reference: SP3545386625
OS Grid Coordinates: 435453, 286625
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4764, -1.4794

Location: 1 Gatehouse Lane, Bedworth, Warwickshire CV12 8RL

Locality: Bedworth
Local Authority: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV12 8RL

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Listing Text

SP38NE (South side)
5/79 Water Tower
- II

Water tower, now disused. Dated 1898. English bond brick. Plain-tile pyramid
roof has deep boxed eaves. Square plan. Simplified Romanesque style. 6 high
storeys; 3-window range. Ground floor is slightly battered. Double-leaf moulded
6-panelled doors and fanlight are deeply recessed within doorway of 6
simply-moulded brick orders and hood mould. Large framed panel above has
inscription 'BEDWORTH WATERWORKS 1898' in relief. Chamfered single-light windows
to left and right of door. Moulded string course. Main body of tower has each
face set back between large corner piers, and with deep splay to top and bottom.
Full-height narrow round arches have 4 storeys of windows, with terracotta
panels of floriated ornament between each floor. Return sides have blind arches.
Moulded string course and Lombard frieze. Top stage has large angle shafts.
Hallow-splayed sill. 4-bay arcades to each side have stone shafts, wooden
louvres and continuous hood mould. Shallow roof rises to steep pyramidal finial.
Interior has iron spiral staircase. The tower is approximately 45 metres high.

Listing NGR: SP3545386625

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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