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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1153240



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

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Swanage

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Mar-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 108258

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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

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National Grid Reference: SZ 03205 78194


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