DRAW OFF TOWER, TUNNEL MOUTH, DAM CAUSEWAY AND BRIDGE AT SWITHLAND RESERVOIR WATER WORKS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1074618

Date first listed: 15-Mar-1984

Statutory Address: DRAW OFF TOWER, TUNNEL MOUTH, DAM CAUSEWAY AND BRIDGE AT SWITHLAND RESERVOIR WATER WORKS, KINCHLEY LANE

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Location

Statutory Address: DRAW OFF TOWER, TUNNEL MOUTH, DAM CAUSEWAY AND BRIDGE AT SWITHLAND RESERVOIR WATER WORKS, KINCHLEY LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood (District Authority)

Parish: Quorndon

National Grid Reference: SK 55742 14862

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Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/06/2017

QUORNDON KINCHLEY LANE (Both sides) SK 51 SE ROTHLEY 4/182

Draw-off tower, tunnel mouth, dam causeway and bridge at Swithland Reservoir Water Works

(Formerly Draw-off tower, tunnel mouth, dam causeway and bridge at Swithland Reservoir Water Works (that part in Woodhouse Parish))

GV II Draw-off tower, tunnel mouth, dam causeway and bridge of 1896. By Hawkesley of London. Red brick, granite rubble stone and dressed stone. Draw-off tower stands in reservoir c 15m off dam causeway. Causeway is S.E. of filter beds and pumping house complex. Tower is of red brick in Renaissance style on brick and stone plinth with stone dressings, frieze, bracketed cornice and flat roof with stone balustraded parapet. 1 storey above water of square plan with octagonal stair turret half projecting from right side and continuing above roof level as small octagonal stone turret with dome and finial. Iron bridge leads across from causeway to entrance door with stone surround and pediment. Transomed 1-light windows on sides. At the corners of the roof are stone piers with carved obelisks on top. The balustrade in between is a row of small arches of rusticated stonework, the same as that on tank and bridge (listed separately). Lead water spouts on left and right sides. On opposite side of the causeway is the almost round tunnel mouth for the draw-off pipe. Rusticated stonework with stone coping and granite rubble stone side embankments with stone coping. Causeway wall of granite rubble stone with roadway between. Bridge at N. end of causeway carries road over reservoir overflow stream. 3 depressed arches, underside of brick, with dressed rusticated stone edges, granite rubble stone sides and parapet. Stone copings. Stone cut water system on reservoir side with 3 cobbled stream beds continuing under bridge. Group value with the other items at Swithland Reservoir Water Works.

The asset was previously listed twice also in the parish of Quorndon under list entry 1278887. The duplicate entry was removed from the list on 23/06/2017.

Listing NGR: SK5574614859

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 189240

Legacy System: LBS

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