WATER TOWER ON TOWER HILL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1197069
Date first listed:
22-Mar-1976
Date of most recent amendment:
23-Mar-1976
Statutory Address:
WATER TOWER ON TOWER HILL, TOWER HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
WATER TOWER ON TOWER HILL, TOWER HILL

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
West Lancashire (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 42319 08453

Details

ORMSKIRK

SD40NW TOWER HILL 663-1/4/179 (East side) 22/03/76 Water Tower on Tower Hill

II*

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
386420
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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Date: 23 Aug 1999
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