6 Former Filter Beds, Water Tank with Gazebo, and Steps at Swithland Reservoir Water Works, Kinchley Lane, Swithland Reservoir (Grade II)

Geo: 52.7285, -1.1781
Date ListedFri 12th October, 1984
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
Address6 Former Filter Beds Gazebo Kinchley Lane Swithland Reservoir LE7 7SB
GradeGrade II
Grid ReferenceSK5560014856
Volume, Map, Item260, 6, 61
WardBarrow & Sileby West

Six former filter beds, water tank with gazebo and steps of 1896. By Hawkesley of London. Granite rubble stone, dressed stone, blue brick and lead. Series of six polygonal filter beds symmetrically placed about an hexagonal covered partly sunken draw-off tank with elaborate balustrade and central gazebo in Renaissance style. From pumping house forecourt a short flight of stone steps with side parapets leads down north eastwards to area laid out like a grand formal garden. The filter beds have blue brick retaining walls with stone edges. Tank has low granite side walls with short stone pilasters and arches (some blocked) at intervals. Above the pilasters are the piers of the balustrade, which is itself a row of small arches with rusticated stone work. Two flights of stone steps with similar balustrades lead up to bitumen covered top of tank. Principal piers have carved Renaissance obelisks on top. In centre of tank an octagonal open stone gazebo on stone plinth with eight Roman Doric columns supporting arches, entablature and lead dome with carved stone lantern on top. Gazebo covers central air vent. Complex stands in parklike setting with choice trees and shrubs. Group value with the other items at Swithland Reservoir Water Works.

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.

Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.