Draw Off Tower, Tunnel Mouth, Dam Causeway and Bridge at Swithland Reservoir Water Works, Kinchley Lane, Swithland Reservoir (Grade II)

Geo: 52.7285, -1.1760
Date ListedFri 12th October, 1984
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressDraw off Tower, Tunnel Mouth etc. Kinchley Lane Swithland Reservoir LE7 7SB
GradeGrade II
Grid ReferenceSK5574614860
Volume, Map, Item260, 6, 62
WardBarrow & Sileby West

Draw off tower, tunnel mouth, dam causeway and bridge of 1896. By Hawkesley of London. Red brick, granite rubble stone and dressed stone. Draw off tower stands in reservoir c15m off dam causeway. Causeway is SE of filter beds and pumping house complex. Tower is of red brick in Renaissance style on brick and stone plinth with stone dressings, frieze, bracketted cornice and flat roof with stone balustraded parapet. One storey above water of square plan with octagonal stair turret half projecting from right side and continuing above roof level as small octagonal stone turret with dome and finial. Iron bridge leads across from causeway to entrance door with stone surround and pediment. Transomed 1 light windows on sides. At the corners of the roof are stone piers with carved obelisks on top. The balustrade in between is a row of small arches of rusticated stonework., the same as that on tank and bridge (listed separately). Lead water spouts on left and right sides. On opposite side of the causeway is the almost round tunnel mouth for the draw off pipe. Rusticated stonework with stone coping and granite rubble stone side embankments with stone coping. Causeway wall of granite rubble stone with roadway between. Bridge at N end of causeway carries road over reservoir overflow stream. Three depressed arches, underside of brick, with dressed rusticated stone edges, granite rubble stone sides and parapet. Stone copings. Stone cut water system on reservoir sides with three cobbled stream beds continuing under bridge. 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.