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Westgate Water Tower

 

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  • Westgate Water Tower, Lincoln

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  • Westgate Water Tower was constructed after the City of Lincoln experienced a typhoid epidemic between 1904 and 1905, one of the last to occur in England. Starved of infrastructure investment for years and unable to get water up Steep Hill, there was a water shortage within the city and inhabitants had even taken to using traditional medieval and Roman era wells within the city wall.
  • The architect, Reginald Bloomfield, designed Westgate Water Tower with the proximity to Lincoln Castle in mind, and thus penned it to resemble that of a Norman castle keep.
  • To supply the tower a 22 mile long pipe was laid from Elkesley. The water tower has a capacity of approximately 1.5 million litres and continues to be used today for Uphill Lincoln.

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Architect
Reginald Bloomfield

Reference Data

Reference No.
6795
First Uploaded
27-01-2013
Last Editorial Date
27-01-2013
 

Building Location

Address
Westgate, Lincoln. LN1
Council
Lincoln City Council
County
Lincolnshire
Region
East Midlands
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1906
Construction start date
1907
Completion date
1911

Roof Height (AOD)
101.44
Roof Height (AGL)
35.80

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Primary Use
Water Tower


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