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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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Warwickshire



LAPWORTH WATER TOWER(15WS01)
Lapworth is located on the northwest side of the M40 in Warwickshire. The tower was built 1957 and has a capacity of 200,000 gallons. Made from reinforced concrete, the drum is 45 ft diameter with domed floor and supported on 8 reinforced concrete columns. This tower can be viewed from Pound Close and Lapworth Street off the Old Warwick Road, the B4439. The water tower is managed by Severn Trent Water and supplies about 350 houses.


2 Bearley - Demolished. Thought to be a steel structure supporting a steel tank circa 36 ft square and 12 ft deep, about 50 ft high overall with a capacity of 80,000 gallons.


LYE GREEN WATER TOWER(15WS03)
The village of Lye Green lies about 6 miles west of Warwick. The water tower is in the centre of the village. Grid Ref. 198657. It is managed by Severn Trent Water.


4 Atherstone on Stour GONE
5 Little Shrewley GONE


HAMPTON ON THE HILL WATER TOWER. (15WS06)
Located about one mile west of Warwick, this tower lies just north of the B4095 and is managed by Severn Trent Water.





7 Budbrooke GONE


WELLESBOURNE WATER TOWER. (15WS08)
The tower illustrated appears to have been located in the Natsopa Memorial Home at Wellesborough in Leicestershire, but has now gone. The Natsopa Memorial Home opened in 1921, a memorial to printers who fell in the great war. The home closed in June 2013. It is confused with Wellesbourne in Warwickshire. For this reason it is left on this web site page.


CROMWELL WATER TOWER. (15WS09)
Burton Green, south-west of Coventry and about 3 miles north of Kenilworth. CV8 1PL. This magnificent tower was built in 1933 and was decommissioned in 2004. Subsequently converted to residential use in 2016. Grid Ref. 268753. It is 50 feet high; this imposing tower is locally called "Kenilworth's second castle" on account of it being visible from miles around. Over the entrance door it says "Corporation of Coventry 1980", not sure why?


TILE HILL WATER TOWER. (15WS10)
It lies to the north of the village of Burton Green, south-west of Coventry. This tower dates from 1932 when it was built as a tank on the Meridian supply network. It was subsequently converted to residential which it remains. Grid Ref. 271763.



11 Market St, Warwick GONE


TAINTERS HILL WATER TOWER. (15WS12)
This tower, which dates from 1778 was once a windmill. In 1884 it was converted to a 20,000 gallon water tower. It was again converted, this time to residential, in the 1970s and remains so. It lies on the northern side of Kenilworth, just off the A429. Grid Ref. 290727.


13 Arley GONE
14 Corley
15 Tuttle Hill, Nuneaton
16 Gaydon GONE
17 Bedworth


OFFCHURCH WATER TOWER. (15WS18)
Offchurch lies about 2 miles east of Leamington Spa. The water tower lies about a mile further east near Burnt Heath Farm. Grid Ref. 375655. There is major road enhancement going on in the vicinity which suggest extensive development to come in the future. The old Foss Way runs NE-SW and the tower is on the right just across the junction with the road from Offchurch. It comprises a steel tank on legs holding about 30,000 gallons of water.


19 Harbury GONE
20 Bulkington GONE


EDGE HILL WATER TOWER. (15WS21)
The tower lies about 5 miles to the north-west of Banbury. It lies on the junction of the B 4086 and Edge Hill village road, near an establishment called Knowle End. Here the B 4086 hill is steep and winds around the water tower site. Grid Ref 3815 4830. Built of circular reinforced concrete, it is 49 feet in diameter, has 12 columns and holds 180,000 gallons of water.


22 Deppers Bridge GONE
23 Stretton on Dunsmore GONE
24 Ashlawn Rd, Rugby. This tower sits in 0.99 of an acre and in November 2023 was being sold by auction with a starting price of 95,000.00.
25 Hatton Asylum 1 & 2
26 Avon Carrow
27 Coundon Hall, Coventry
28 North Waste, Coventry
29 Killcote House
30 Nelsons Cement
31 Northgate St. Warwick DEMOLISHED
32 Punchbowl, Warwick DEMOLISHED
33 Rugby Stoney DEMOLISHED
34 Barby Rd. Rugby CV22 5QB


Northamptonshire



1 Barby Rd, Rugby (see 34 Warwickshire above)
2 Preston Capes
3 Halse
4 Everdon Stubbs
5 West Haddon
6 Fiore
7 East Haddon
8 Whittlebury
9 Harpole
10 Paulerspury
11 Brixworth
12 Yardley Gobion
13 Deanshanger Water Tower: SP 7640
14 Roade (E)
15 Boughton
16 Hardingstone
17 Harrington GONE
18 Stimpson Avenue, Northampton GONE
19 Dingley
20 Desborough
21 Brafield on the Green 22 Rothwell
23 Ecton
24 Broughton
24 Broughton GONE
25 Mears Ashby
26 Beanfield, Corby 1 & 2
27 Earls Barton 28 Great Doddington
29 Isham
30 Rockingham >br> 31 Willowbrook, Corby
32 Tanfields, Corby
33 Gretton
34 Stannion Lane, Corby 1 & 2 GONE
35 Wollaston
36 Finedon
37 Irchester GONE
38 Grafton Underwood
39 Manton, Rushden
40 Brigstock GONE
41 Woodford
42 Bedford Rd, Rushden
43 Collyweston
44 Denford Ash
45 Raunds GONE
46 Southwick
47 Hemington
48 Ashton Wold
49 Blisworth Rly. Stn. GONE
50 Roade(S)
51 Abington Park, Northampton
52 Castle Ashby
53 Corby Steelworks W
54 Corby Steelworks E





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