© Mr Walter Lyon
WATER TOWER ON TOWER HILL, TOWER HILL (east side)
ORMSKIRK, WEST LANCASHIRE, LANCASHIRE
Mr Walter Lyon
23 August 1999
22 March 1976
Date of last amendment:
23 March 1976
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SD40NW TOWER HILL
663-1/4/179 (East side)
22/03/76 Water Tower on Tower Hill
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.