THE OLD WATER TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1153240
Date first listed:
21-Mar-1983
Statutory Address:
THE OLD WATER TOWER, 12 AND 14, PURBECK TERRACE ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE OLD WATER TOWER, 12 AND 14, PURBECK TERRACE ROAD

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

County:
Dorset
District:
Purbeck (District Authority)
Parish:
Swanage
National Grid Reference:
SZ 03205 78194

Details

PURBECK TERRACE ROAD 1. 5190 Nos 12 and 14 SZ 0378 4/131 (The Old Water Tower) II

2. Dated 1886. Square Purbeck Stone structure in medieval military style. Three stages. The centre stage has 2 round-headed windows in the north and east faces. On the east face, between the windows, is a date stone - 1886. Above this, below the parapet, is a stone inscribed "239 ft above sea level". Immediately above this is a plain ashlar stone panel lettered "Swanage Water Works" - this is now rather faint. The top stage of the tower has 2 narrow slit windows in each face. The parapet is finished with battlements above a projecting string course. Circular projecting turret in one corner, with a seagull as weather vane. South of the tower and attached to it is a single-storey block, with Purbeck Stone walls and roof. The eaves gutters discharge into shaped stone chutes. Two round-headed windows in the south gable wall. In the east wall of this block are a large door opening and a segmental-headed window. No longer in use as a Water Tower.

Listing NGR: SZ0320578194

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
108258
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

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