Record Details

NHER Number:40222
Type of record:Building
Name:Ludham water tower, Wateringpiece Lane

Summary

This modern water tower was the first British water tower to be made as a concrete shaft. The top was constructed at ground level and then jacked up into place, taking 22 hours over three days.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 38512 19858
Map Sheet:TG31NE
Parish:CATFIELD, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Known as Ludham though in Catfield parish. Built 1980, the first British water tower to be made as a concrete shaft. The top was constructed at ground level and then jacked up into place, taking 22 hours over three days. See (S1).

Monument Types

  • WATER TOWER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

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Sources and further reading

<S1>Monograph: Barton, B.. 2003. Water towers of Britain and their part in bringing water to the people.. p.101-102.

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