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Latitude: 52.7283 / 52°43'41"N
Longitude: -1.1788 / 1°10'43"W
OS Eastings: 455551
OS Northings: 314834
OS Grid: SK555148
Mapcode National: GBR 8L7.W8P
Mapcode Global: WHDHX.VPT8
Entry Name: 6 Former Filter Beds, Water Tank with Gazebo, and Steps at Swithland Reservoir Water Works
Listing Date: 15 March 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1188198
English Heritage Legacy ID: 189238
Location: Quorndon, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE12
Civil Parish: Quorndon
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Woodhouse St Mary-in-the-Elms
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 22/06/17.
QUORNDON KINCHLEY LANE (West side)
SK 51 SE
6 former filter beds, water tank with gazebo, and steps at Swithland Reservoir Water Works
(Formerly listed as 6 former filter beds, water tank with gazebo, and steps at Swithland Reservoir Water Works (that part in Woodhouse Parish))
6 former filter beds, water tank with gazebo, and steps of 1896. By
Hawkesley of London. Granite rubble stone, dressed stone, blue brick and
lead. Series of 6 polygonal filter beds symmetrically placed about a
hexagonal covered partly sunken draw-off tank with elaborate balustrade
and central gazebo in Renaissance style. From pumping house forecourt
a short flight of stone steps with side parapets leads down north-eastwards
to an area laid out like a grand formal garden. The filter beds have blue
brick retaining walls with stone edges. Tank has low granite side walls
with short stone pilasters and arches (some blocked) at intervals. Above
the pilasters are the piers of the balustrade, which is itself a row of
small arches with rusticated stonework. 2 flights of stone steps with
similar balustrades lead up to bitumen covered top of tank. Principal
piers have carved Renaissance obelisks on top. In centre of tank an
octagonal open stone gazebo on stone plinth with 8 Roman Doric columns
supporting arches, entablature and lead dome with carved stone lantern on
top. Gazebo covers central air vent. Complex stands in park-like setting
with choice trees and shrubs. Group value with the other items at
Swithland Reservoir Water Works.
This asset was previously listed twice also under List Entry 1229855 in the parish of Quorndon. The duplicate entry was removed from the list on 5 June 2017.
Listing NGR: SK5555114834
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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