TQ3774 : The Ladywell Water Tower, Dressington Avenue, SE4

taken 12 years ago, near to Catford, Lewisham, Great Britain

The Ladywell Water Tower, Dressington Avenue, SE4
The Ladywell Water Tower, Dressington Avenue, SE4
The tower is a Grade II listed building: "Water tower. 1898-1900 by Ernest Newman, the founder of the Art Workers Guild. It was the water tower to St Olave's Union, built to house the aged and infirm which was a new development from the workhouses. Built of yellow brick in Flemish bond with red brick dressings and lacing courses. 120 feet high battered square tower of 5 storeys on plinth with moulded stone band. 1 cambered window opening to each floor. Moulded stone and brick cornice with huge green painted cast iron water tank with 3 x 5 panels to front. Hipped slate roof with gabled dormer with semi-circular opening and keystone. Ornamental cast iron balustrading to water tower with corner finials with spiked balls. The water tower had a well 120 feet deep from which water was drawn to supply the laundry and local houses. Most of St Olave's Union has since been demolished with the exception of the water tower and the central hospital unit." - see LinkExternal link.
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TQ3774, 327 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 30 January, 2011
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Water tower (converted)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 372 745 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.1997N 0:1.5542W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 373 745
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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