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Category : Water Tower
Industry Type : Municipal Utilities
Power Type : Water
Public or Private Site? : Unknown
Condition : Restored

The Norton Water Tower is the largest tromboned pressure relief device currently in operation in the UK!

On its top is a cast iron tank with a capacity of 650,000 gallons!

The Norton Water Tower was built between 1888 and 1892 on the water pipeline between Lake Vyrnwy in North Wales and Liverpool to act as a balancing reservoir in the process of supplying water to Runcorn and Liverpool. Water is carried to Liverpool through a tunnel 10 feet (3 m) wide under the River Mersey.

It was designed by George F. Deacon, the Chief Engineer of the Liverpool Corporation Waterworks Department.

It stands at 99 feet (30 m) high with a diameter of 82 feet (25 m).

There is a frieze with a Latin inscription, which reads;

“This water, derived from the sources of the Severn, is brought to the City of Liverpool, a distance of eighty miles, through the mountains and over the plains of Wales and the intervening country, at the cost of the municipality, in the year of Our Lord 1892.”

Don’t climb it, that would be dangerous and it is grade II listed, so don’t climb it!

 

Norton Ln, Sheffield, S8 8LB

Norton Water Tower

The Norton Water Tower is the largest tromboned pressure relief device currently in operation in the UK!

On its top is a cast iron tank with a capacity of 650,000 gallons!

The Norton Water Tower was built between 1888 and 1892 on the water pipeline between Lake Vyrnwy in North Wales and Liverpool to act as a balancing reservoir in the process of supplying water to Runcorn and Liverpool. Water is carried to Liverpool through a tunnel 10 feet (3 m) wide under the River Mersey.

It was designed by George F. Deacon, the Chief Engineer of the Liverpool Corporation Waterworks Department.

It stands at 99 feet (30 m) high with a diameter of 82 feet (25 m).

There is a frieze with a Latin inscription, which reads;

“This water, derived from the sources of the Severn, is brought to the City of Liverpool, a distance of eighty miles, through the mountains and over the plains of Wales and the intervening country, at the cost of the municipality, in the year of Our Lord 1892.”

Don’t climb it, that would be dangerous and it is grade II listed, so don’t climb it!

 

Norton Ln, Sheffield, S8 8LB

Norton Water Tower
Category : Water Tower
Industry Type : Municipal Utilities
Power Type : Water
Public or Private Site? : Unknown
Condition : Restored
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  • Pete_C says:

    The description is for a different water tower. The description is for Norton Water Tower, which is situated in the village of Norton, now part of Runcorn, in Cheshire.

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