TL1800 : Shenley Tower

taken 10 years ago, near to Shenley, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Shenley Tower
Shenley Tower
This landmark Italianate structure was originally built in 1932 as the water tower for the former Shenley Hospital, which closed in the 1990s. As part of the redevelopment of the hospital site for residential purposes the tower has been converted into six duplex apartments, which were completed in 2005. The houses clustered around the base of the tower form part of the gated Blenheim Mews development. The builders' skips are an indication of the recent completion of the construction work.

The top of the tower is reputedly about 49 metres, or about 160 feet, above ground level, and is said to offer views across Hertfordshire, London, Essex, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. This view was taken from Laxton Gardens.

(From a cartographical and Geograph point of view the tower more or less straddles the 201000 Northing grid line. From the Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 scale mapping, the fašade of the tower on the left side of the photograph is in this grid square TL1800, while the fašade on the right side is in TL1801.)
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Saturday, 9 February, 2008
Water tower (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 181 009 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.6661N 0:17.5616W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 182 009
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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