TQ5641 : Water tower, Salomons House

taken 6 months ago, near to Southborough, Kent, Great Britain

Water tower, Salomons House
Water tower, Salomons House
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
David Salomons House

The house was designed by Decimus Burton and built in the 1830s it houses The Salomons Museum. It preserves the country house of Sir David Salomons, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London, and of his nephew, Sir David Lionel Salomons, a scientist and engineer. Originally called Broomhill, the house is now called Salomons. Grade II listed. 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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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%)

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Date Taken
Friday, 10 April, 2020   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 16 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5690 4167 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:9.1670N 0:14.5238E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5697 4171
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