HART LANE WATER TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1146452
Date first listed:
20-Feb-1981
Statutory Address:
HART LANE WATER TOWER, HART LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
HART LANE WATER TOWER, HART LANE

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

District:
Luton (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 10054 22080

Details

HART LANE 1. 5123 Hart Lane Water Tower TL 12 SW 7/3 II

2. 1901. Luton grey bricks with red brick dressings and terra cotta decoration, Stone slates. Octagonal plan, 4 storeys. Conical roof, deep projecting eaves, surmounted by finial. Smaller, similar, demi-tower on west face, reaching up to fourth floor housing staircase: two square headed casement windows in line under one with cambered head. Roof of main tower has 4 gables near apex and 4 gabled dormers set lower down in roof. Decorative terracotta frieze below eaves. Top stage has square recessed panels filled alternately with six-light casement windows with glazing barn, flanked by pilasters and surmounted with keystone, and similar blank arcades. Two moulded bands beneath run around the tower, containing on all except the west face a recessed rectangular panel with guilloche decoration in terracotta. The lower three floors, apart from the west face, are contained within three storey recesses with cambered heads with series of terracotta mouldings including one with foliated decoration. In each recess is a second storey round headed window with glazing bars, with keystone and dripmould above, moulded band and apron below. In alternate recesses there is also a first storey square headed window with glazing bars, with drip mould above and moulded band and apron below. The tower was erected following the drought of 1898 which left Stopsley without water (W Austin, Luton and Its Hamlet, 1928, II p 213).

Listing NGR: TL1005422080

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
35822
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Austin, W, Luton and Its Hamlet, (1928), 213

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 15 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00534/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Whitcroft. Source Historic England Archive
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