TQ2764 : Carshalton Water Tower

taken 1 year ago, near to Carshalton, Sutton, Great Britain

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Carshalton Water Tower
Carshalton Water Tower
Carshalton Water Tower
The Water Tower is a unique Grade II* listed LinkExternal link early 18th century garden building sited in the grounds of Carshalton House in Surrey.
As the name suggests, this contained a water-powered pump, which supplied water to Carshalton House and the fountains in its garden. However, the building was and is much more than this as it contains a suite of rooms such as the Saloon, the Orangery and a splendid early 18th century bathroom with a tile lined plunge bath.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

…read more at wikipedia LinkExternal link
Water Towers
A water tower is an elevated structure supporting a water tank constructed at a height sufficient to pressurize a water supply system for the distribution of drinkable water, and to provide emergency storage for fire protection.
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TQ2764, 311 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 23 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2771 6448 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.9021N 0:10.0153W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2772 6448
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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