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Report - Swithland undergound reservoir-June 2011

Carl747

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6 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 6 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 stonework. 2 flights of stone steps with similar balustrades lead up to a 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 8 Doric Roman 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 other items at Swithland Reservoir Water Works.

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