Possible Water Tower near Stoney Road

Description of this historic site

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.

Notes about this historic site

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.

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