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Water Tank Building and 2 Water Colunns at Haltwhistle Railway Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Haltwhistle, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9681 / 54°58'5"N

Longitude: -2.4635 / 2°27'48"W

OS Eastings: 370421

OS Northings: 563819

OS Grid: NY704638

Mapcode National: GBR CB7Z.FV

Mapcode Global: WH912.4D46

Entry Name: Water Tank Building and 2 Water Colunns at Haltwhistle Railway Station

Listing Date: 22 August 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156353

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240765

Location: Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Haltwhistle

Built-Up Area: Haltwhistle

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Haltwhistle Holy Cross

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

HALTWHISTLE STATION ROAD
NY 76 SW
(West side, off)
16/31 Water tank building
and 2 water columns
22.8.73 at Haltwhistle
Railway Station
II

Disused water tank building and 2 water columns. Building dated 1861, designed
by Peter Tate and built by R. Wylie and Co. (see plaques on tank) for the
North Eastern Railway Company. Iron water tank on stone base (red ashlar
sandstone on front and right returns; dressed sandstone on rear and left
return). Cast iron water columns.

Water tank building: one-storey base; 3 round arches with chamfered arch bands,
on square piers with roll-moulded impost blocks. Arches with radial glazing
and weather-boarded infill. 2 stepped bands above arcade. Tank made of iron
plates bolted together. 7 plates on front and 5 on returns. Each plate has
cross-braced ribs; central plates on all sides have oval panels with engineer's
and maker's names, date and crowning sea-horse motif. Similar right return of
2 bays. Plain rear and left return.

The water columns are situated on 2 platforms to the west of the tank building.
Each column has a ball finial and a counter-weighted swinging arm with a
leather hose.
A rare survival from the mid C19.


Listing NGR: NY7042163819

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