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© Mr Walter Lyon

IoE Number: 386420
Location: WATER TOWER ON TOWER HILL, TOWER HILL (east side)
  ORMSKIRK, WEST LANCASHIRE, LANCASHIRE
Photographer: Mr Walter Lyon
Date Photographed: 23 August 1999
Date listed: 22 March 1976
Date of last amendment: 23 March 1976
Grade II*

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ORMSKIRKSD40NWTOWER HILL663-1/4/179(East side)

ORMSKIRK SD40NW TOWER HILL 663-1/4/179 (East side) 22/03/76 Water Tower on Tower Hill II* Water tower. 1853-4. For Ormskirk Local Board of Health; now derelict. Coursed squared sandstone, slate roof (dilapidated). Square plan. Romanesque style. Tall tower with 2 narrow full-height Romanesque arches in each side, all with stepped surrounds and arch-bands, linked by an impost band carried round; plain frieze with carved grotesques at the corners, and very emphatic corbelling in machicolated form, surmounted by a large tank enclosed by what appears to be ashlar walling. Pyramidal roof now lacking most slates. HISTORY: unusual survival of early Local Board waterworks structure. Conspicuous landmark on east side of town.

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