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Water Tower and Sun Room at Wappingthorn to the North East of the House and to the North West of the Farm Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Steyning, West Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9107 / 50°54'38"N

Longitude: -0.338 / 0°20'16"W

OS Eastings: 516939

OS Northings: 113670

OS Grid: TQ169136

Mapcode National: GBR HLC.Z6R

Mapcode Global: FRA B65P.Q41

Entry Name: Water Tower and Sun Room at Wappingthorn to the North East of the House and to the North West of the Farm Buildings

Listing Date: 9 May 1980

Last Amended: 21 April 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1027254

English Heritage Legacy ID: 298760

Location: Steyning, Horsham, West Sussex, BN44

County: West Sussex

District: Horsham

Civil Parish: Steyning

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Steyning St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

STEYNING

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

GV II

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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