Water Tower, Wharncliffe, Sheffield, November 2020

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1. The History
Not much history on this stone-built water-tower. Initially you could be forgiven for mistaking it for a folly. There are two floors under the water tank at the top of the tower. It may have served the nearby Cote Field house and estate. According to previous O/S maps, it was built sometime between 1903 and 1929.

2. The Explore
Nice and easy and very bijou. Only got a handful of pictures are there isn’t too much to this place. However, thought it deserved a report in its own right. In the winter, the water tower reveals itself from the road when the leaves are off the trees. Spotted it by chance when passing. The two floors are a bit sketchy, but the iron rungs set into the corner are fine to climb. Interesting way to spend 20-or-so minutes and a bit different.

3. The Pictures

A few externals:

Wharncliffe 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

With the windows you could be forgiven for thinking it was a folly:

Wharncliffe 11 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Wharncliffe 07 by HughieDW, on Flickr

It used to have electricity by the looks of this old fuse box:

Wharncliffe 10 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Presumably, this let the water flow out:

Wharncliffe 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Here’s those rungs:

Wharncliffe 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The first floor is missing its floorboards:

Wharncliffe 06 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Looking up to the second floor:

Wharncliffe 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Wharncliffe 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 
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