Possible Water Tower near Stoney Road
The possible site of a water tower which was in use during the Imperial period. The water tower is marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1905. It was situated near Stoney Road, Rugby.
1 Water tower, Barby Road. The Illustrated London News in 1852 call it ‘in the Italian style’. Yellow brick, but the top bands of white and blue tiles and a roof indeed of the Italian villa type.
2 Treen also finds the building notable calling it ‘a fine square building’.
3 Shown as a water tower on the 1905 25″ OS map.
4 On visiting the site no water tower was found but a one storey yellow brick warehouse building in a style similar to the above description. This was in a very bad state of repair and adjacent piles of rubble suggested that adjoining buildings had been demolished, amongst these was presumably the water tower.