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Latitude: 53.5695 / 53°34'10"N
Longitude: -2.8724 / 2°52'20"W
OS Eastings: 342319
OS Northings: 408453
OS Grid: SD423084
Mapcode National: GBR 8WC5.X5
Mapcode Global: WH86H.VJCX
Entry Name: Water Tower on Tower Hill
Listing Date: 22 March 1976
Last Amended: 23 March 1976
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1197069
English Heritage Legacy ID: 386420
Location: West Lancashire, Lancashire, L39
District: West Lancashire
Town: West Lancashire
Electoral Ward/Division: Derby
Built-Up Area: Ormskirk
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Ormskirk St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Liverpool
SD40NW TOWER HILL
663-1/4/179 (East side)
22/03/76 Water Tower on Tower Hill
Water tower. 1853-4. For Ormskirk Local Board of Health; now
derelict. Coursed squared sandstone, slate roof (dilapidated).
Square plan. Romanesque style. Tall tower with 2 narrow
full-height Romanesque arches in each side, all with stepped
surrounds and arch-bands, linked by an impost band carried
round; plain frieze with carved grotesques at the corners, and
very emphatic corbelling in machicolated form, surmounted by a
large tank enclosed by what appears to be ashlar walling.
Pyramidal roof now lacking most slates. HISTORY: unusual
survival of early Local Board waterworks structure.
Conspicuous landmark on east side of town.
Listing NGR: SD4231908453
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