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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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1. Weston Woods
2. North Weston
4. Failand 1&2
REDHILL WATER TOWER (03A05)
Redhill, Bristol BS48 3DY. This former water tower is a short distance from Bristol Airport main vehicular entrance. It lies at the top of a modest hill that is farmed. As such it acts as a sentry to the modern day traffic into the airport. It is now part of a dogs boarding kennels.
6. Dundry Hill
LEIGH WATER TOWER (03A07)
St. Mary's Road, Leigh Woods, Clifton, Bristol. BS8 3PY. Built in 1868, four years after the Brunel suspension bridge over the Avon, which is nearby. The original Reservoir was built by the Bristol Waterworks Company in 1850. Clean water came from a spring at Barrow Gurney and ran to the pumping station in Clifton. This tower provided pressure for the distribution but is now residential.
MALVERN WATER TOWER, Chew Hill, AVON, U.K.
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DURDAN DOWN WATER TOWER (03A09)
Stoke Road, Clifton. BS9 1FG. Avon. Located on Durdan Down, a public open space, this tower is a startling landmark. It was constructed in 1954 and has a capacity of about 2.73 million litres of water.
KNOWLE WATER TOWER (03A10)
Jubilee Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 2LP. This tower and its adjacent reservoir, lis prominently in an urban area on a hill top south of Bristol. It was built in 1905 and is operated by Bristol Water Company. Grade II listed.
11. Lodge Hill Kingswood
12. Milbury Heath
13. Tunley Camerton
14. Landsdown Bath
15. Hayeswood Midford
16. Hinton Charterhouse
20. Charfield Railway Station
COLERNE WATER TOWER (03WT01)
The tower lies just outside the village adjacent to the Rugby Football Club field and south of Colerne Airfield. It stands about 100 feet high and replaced an earlier tower built to supply water to the local community. From the village centre head west. It is managed by Wessex Water.
RUDLOE WATER TOWER (03WT03)
Rudloe lies on the A4 trunk road about 5 miles west of Chippenham. Heading west, the site is on the right as you enter the village. Unfortunately there is now longer a water tower on the site; it having been replaced with a concrete reservoir. Grid ref. 845704
SHERSTONE WATER TOWER (03WT04)
The village of Sherstone lies about 5 miles west of Malmesbury. The tower is situated a further half mile due west from the village centre. Grid ref. 848863. It is managed by Bristol Waterworks.
YATTON KEYNELL WATER TOWER (03WT05)
This tower lies about three quarters of a mile north of the village of Yatton Keynell on the road to Grittleton. The tower is about a mile south of the M4 motorway and about 5 miles south-west of Malmesbury. Grid ref. 865776. Standing about 100 feet high, it is similar to the tower at Colerne, It is managed by Wessex Water.
6. Upton Scudamore
7. Allington - no longer in existence
RODBOURNE WATER TOWER (03WT08)
Located about 3 miles south of Malmesbury, this tower dates from 1957 when it was built. It lies at the western end of the village on the right near the church, where the main street turns right to head up to Corston. Grid ref. ST 93212 83368.
WHYCHURCH WATER TOWER (03WT09)
Located on the north side of Malmesbury, this water tower is adjacent to the A429 road where it meets the B4040, opposite a BP garage. It is managed by Wessex Water.
MINETY WATER TOWER (03WT10)
Located alongside the road in Minety, (grid ref 0290), about 6 miles north-west of Wootton Bassett, Wilts. In 2011 the tower became famous when water quality engineering firm Panton McLeod completed another first after cleaning this tower with robotic technology. The firm used its VR600 cleaning robot to clean the interior of a water tower for Wessex Water while it was still active and in service, ensuring minimal disruption for customers. The project was the first time that Panton McLeod had ever used the innovative machine to clean an elevated water storage structure in the UK. In order to access the facility, the firm had to hire a crane in order to lift the robot to the top of the 35 meters high tower before disinfecting the machine and lowering it into the structure. The tower and village are named after the mint that grows wild in the area.
CLYFFE PYPARD WATER TOWER (03WT11)
This water tower is no more, having been removed in the 20th century.
PURTON WATER TOWER (03WT12)
Ringsbury Close, Paven Hill, Purton. About 4 miles north of Wootton Bassett, this tower found itself in the middle of a housing development. Although a significant landmark, is disappeared and is no more. Only the site remains.
BROAD HINTON WATER TOWER (03WT13)
Broad Hinton lies about 6 miles south-west of Swindon a short distance off the A361. The water tower can be found a short distance up Manor lane, a cul-de-sac that leads to manor Farm near the village centre. Grid ref. SU 1077. It is managed by Thames Water.
14. Bishopsdown Salisbury
RAMSBURY/FROXFIELD TANK (03WT16)
Not your usual water tower, this tank lies just off the road from Ramsbury to Froxfield, about one mile north-west of Froxfield. It is used in conjunction with fertilising local fields. Grid ref. 289687.
WEXCOMBE DOWN WATER TOWER (03WT17)
On the main road that gives access to the village of Wexcombe, just south of the turnings for the village. Grid ref. 268588. Not your usual water tower, this appears to be a roadside fenced reservoir and valve tower for use in conjunction with a water tower that was once located at Tow Barrow on Wexcombe Down, about a mile south-east. The plaque on this structure confirms the naming and is dated 1899.
BAYDON WATER TOWER (03WT18)
Baydon village is located alongside the M4 motorway west of junction 14, on the old Roman road. It is managed by Thames Water. The tower is sited to the east of the village which lies on the south side of the motorway.
20. Swindon Railway Works 1
21. Swindon Railway Works 2
CHILTON FOLIAT WATER TOWER (03WT22)
The village of Chilton Foliat lies a mile or so north of Hungerford in Wiltshire. To find this tower head east through the village; avoid turning right and crossing the river. After half a mile take Old Hayward Road to the left. The water tower is on the left before you get to Old Hayward Farm. It is now converted to residential.
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