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Goole Old Water Tower

Description:-
Circular brick water tower built in 1885 . The tower was built in good quality red bricks laid in English bond, with panels to give a fluted effect and the tank is roofed by a sheet metal dome. Water is stored in a cast iron 30ft (9.15m) diameter cylindrical tank which holds 30,000 gallons (136 cubic metres). The water tower is now disused but was Listed Grade II in 1978. Described by Hatcher as - fine brickwork fancy 'crown'. Thickened buttresses. Very tall and slender. Lower part of staircase removed because of children playing in it.

References:-
YAHS - Hatcher Card Index. Research funded by the Yorkshire Arts Association 1972.
Hatcher, J. The industrial architecture of Yorkshire. Phillimore, 1985, p27.
Rennison, R W. Civil engineering heritage - northern England. Thomas Telford, 1991, p167, ICE HEW921.


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Key Words :- water tower
Address :- Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 5SR
Grid Ref :- SE 74141 23456
Co-ordinates :- Lat - 53.702283 , Long - -0.878419
Local Authority :- East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Pre 1974 County :- Yorkshire - West Riding
Site Condition :- Site disused - but otherwise substantially intact
Site Status :- Listed - Grade II
Listing No :- 1083219