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In order to display a database of water towers, Britain has been divided into county groups with each group on a separate web page. The starting point is the towers identified in Barton B. (2003) Water Towers of Britain, The Newcomen Society. This data has then been updated.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Hereford and Worcestershire



UPTON WATER TOWER (14HWoo)
Located to the east of Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, near the junction of the road from Upton with the A38 Worcester to Tewkesbury road. Located in a field, this windmill and water tower are in poor condition.



1 Broomy Hill, Hereford
2 Welsh Newton
3 Doward
4 Leysters


TENBURY WELLS WATER TOWER (14HW5)
WR15 8TB This tower is something of a mystery. Designated as being at Oldwood, just south of Tenbury Wells, indications are that it was in the village along Spring Grove, almost opposite the Fountain Public House on the Oldwood Road. All that can be found there today is a Severn Trent pumping station. So perhaps it has been removed, leaving just the infrastucture there? Our investigations continue.



6 Bredenbury, (Grendon Green)
7 High Wood


BROAD HEATH WATER TOWER (14HW8)
This tower is located near The Fox Inn east of Tenbury Wells at Hanley Broadheath WR15 8QS on the B4204. Modern concrete construction.





9 Rock

LONGBANK WATER TOWER (14HW10)
near Callow Hill, Bewdley, Worcs. DY12 2QP. SO 75807 74159. Operated by Severn Trent Water, this tower is located near the Running Horse Inn on the A456 Bewdley By-Pass also known as Long Bank. It was built circa. 1920.

11 Summerfield, Kidderminster


BISHOPS WOOD WATER TOWER (14HW12)
DY13 9FS. Operated by Severn Trent Water this tower is located at Crossway Green, a village on your left on the road from Ombersley to Hartlebury. Turn left at the roundabout and then first on your left. It lies in the wood on your left. Modern concrete construction.





13 Uphampton
14 Hartlebury


DROITWICH WATER TOWER (14HW15)
This impressive tower dates from the 1960s. It is positioned south-east of Droitwich on the top of a substantial hill and all around it are a series of new housing estates. Access is now from Dove Crescent. The tower is also known as Yew Tree Hill Water Tower. It is owned and operated by Severn Trent and stands at 110 feet (34 m) tall and takes 150,000 gallons. Conservationists are keen to protect the magnificent view of the tower from obstruction by development.


16 Crowle
17 Romsley Hill
18 Headless Cross, Redditch 1&2
19 Astwood Bank
20 Weatheroak Hill 2
21 Weatheroak Hill 1
22 Gorcott Hill (Bransons Cross)
23 Pebworth - not found.
24 County Hospital, Hereford
25 Winterfold
26 Barnsley Hall, Bromsgrove

TRIMPLEY TOWER?
School House, Trimpley, near Bewdley. DY12 1NZ. SO793784. Was this originally a water tower? It is on the site of the former village school which occupied the buiding next door for many years. The two buildings were connected when the site was converted to residential. At the northern end of the hamlet of Trimpley is the ancient Eymore Wood, bounded on its west by the Severn Valley Railway, beyond which lies Trimpley Reservoir.

Gloucestershire



1 Speech House
2 Maisemore (Woolridge) - not found


THE MYTHE WATER TOWER (14G3)
About one mile north of Tewkesbury GL20 6EB in Gloucestershire on the A38, this tower is now residential having ceased service to the local community in 1960. Built 1889, it comprises a tower and accompanying underground water storage tank. Grade II listed.

3 The Mythe, Tewkesbury
4 Harmhill
5 Springhall Tank
6 Windrush Tank - not found.
7 Kingscote



TETBURY WATER TOWER, (14GL08)
Tetbury, Gloucestershire. This tower is located a short distance north of the town along the Lowfield Road. It is opposite the entrance to Upton Gardens. In 1892 a waterworks on Lowfield Road was established with water obtained from two boreholes. This subsequently led to enhanced water for the local communities. In 1961 Bristol Waterworks Company took over from Tetbury RDC

9 Tarlton
10 Sharpness Docks










LANDSCAPE

Coastal, Country town/village, Lowland, Quality Natural Environment, Rural, Upland, Urban, Woodlands or Forest

REGION

England - Central

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