Monument record MDR12176 - Former water tower, Shipley Lane, Shipley Country Park

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A water tower that is now [1986] a café and display area. It was built in 1892, and extended and converted c.1920. It is a four storey octagonal water tower with a five storey brick tower to the southwest side, both of which are linked by glazed timber screens. It was built for the Miller-Mundys of Shipley Hall (see SMR 25309). It is built of rock-faced stone with ashlar quoins, dressings, copings to a plinth and a moulded band near the eaves level. It also has a moulded cornice. The addition is in red brick, with brown brick sawtooth bands between storeys and a conical wooden roof. The water tower has a stone plaque with the crest of the Miller-Mundys and 'EMM 1892' carved in relief. The north elevation has a raised doorcase. The southwest elevation has new openings through to the brick tower, which has a concrete spiral staircase and narrow windows to the north side. (1) The water tower held a snack bar, but it was placed on the open market in April 1991, and was subsequently converted into a dwelling. (2)

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  • <1> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1158422, UID Ref: 78823.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Craven, M & Stanley, M. 2001. The Derbyshire Country House: 2. pp 192-5.



Grid reference Centred SK 4366 4422 (9m by 11m)

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Jan 27 2014 1:50PM

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