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Statutory Address:

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

West Lindsey (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 82095 90066


The following building shall be added:

GAINSBOROUGH HEAPHAM ROAD SK 89 SW 910-0/10/10001 Water Tower - II

Water tower. 1897-8. Engineer Henry Riley. Red brick with yellow brick panels, some sandstone dressings, iron-framed windows, and lead roof. Hexagonal plan. Built against a reservoir embankment, with 4 storeys plus a semi-basement storey accessible through a doorway on the east side. 4 of the sides have narrow round-arched windows to their ground and 1st floors, set within yellow brick panels and with arches of rubbed red bricks. The rear side is similar but has a ground-floor doorway with shouldered lintel. The front side, facing north-east, has a round window at 1st floor level. At ground-floor level there is a marble plaque with pedimented sandstone surround. Its inscription records that construction of the tower and reservoir was commenced by the Urban District Council of Gainsborough in 1897 and lists the names of members of the council, the clerk, engineer, and contractor. The 3rd and 4th storeys are separated by a sandstone cornice with Lombard frieze. Below the frieze on the front side the 3rd storey, which is otherwise blank, has 2 round-arched windows with a sandstone surround, transom, and brick apron. The upper storey has 2 round-arched windows to each side, separated by sandstone pilasters. The 6-sided lead roof has a crowsnest with iron railings and a flagpole.

Listing NGR: SK8209590066


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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: 08 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/07235/31
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