Record Details

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


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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Grid Reference:TG 26105 18764
Map Sheet:TG21NE

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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