SP0201 : The old water works

taken 3 years ago, near to Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

The old water works
The old water works
This fine structure has undergone a recent redevelopment and is now a suite of flats for residential use. Of course, it was originally the water works: founded in 1882 (the building is probably a little older), the company attempted to bring reliable, clean water to the town. However, the sewage system (such as it was in those days) was somewhat at odds to the supply of water and there were many incidents of contamination. The task of suppling the town demanded that new works were built at nearby Baunton in the 1930s and the old works went through a number of changes of use before today.
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Date Taken
Monday, 18 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 2 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre  Water resources 
Housing (from Tags)
Flats 
Primary Subject of Photo
Works 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0242 0171 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.8470N 1:57.9824W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0240 0171
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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