Record Details

NHER Number:40219
Type of record:Building
Name:Horstead water tower

Summary

Horstead water tower was built in the 1960s or 1970s, and its shape is said to have been inspired by a snowflake. There is only one other water tower like this, in Arkley, Greater London.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 26105 18764
Map Sheet:TG21NE
Parish:HORSTEAD WITH STANNINGHALL, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Almost unique form, the only other example being Arkley, Greater London. (S1) dates it to the 1960s in text but to around 1970 on a photograph. The author describes the form as inspired by a snowflake, but it also resembles an Indian elephant column.
E. Rose (NLA), 7 February 2004.

Monument Types

  • WATER TOWER (Mid 20th Century to 21st Century - 1960 AD? to 2100 AD)

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Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Monograph: Barton, B.. 2003. Water towers of Britain and their part in bringing water to the people..

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