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#223457 - 28th Apr 2008 2:26pm Wallasey Waterworks Tower
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Hey all.

Just stumbled across this site and have spent the last couple of hours browsing round and reading up on local History. To hell with the work I'm supposed to be doing! smile

Anyways, the original reason the search started was that I was a bit curious about Wallasey Waterworks Tower that I walked past this morning

Does anyone have any information on this at all? Or what it's even there for? Had a little look round the net, but that pic is all I could really find.

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#223477 - 28th Apr 2008 3:02pm Re: Wallasey Waterworks Tower [Re: Hamspoon]
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I dont know too much but i am aware that there used to be a small resivoir there at some point and i think part of it may have been underground.The actual location is called gorsehill water tower/reservoir ,thats all i can find at the moment hope its of some help


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#223866 - 29th Apr 2008 9:40pm Re: Wallasey Waterworks Tower [Re: jonno40]
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Good stuff, that helps some.

Cheers for the info smile

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#223881 - 29th Apr 2008 10:44pm Re: Wallasey Waterworks Tower [Re: Hamspoon]
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#223886 - 29th Apr 2008 11:16pm Re: Wallasey Waterworks Tower [Re: Sir_longmong]
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Gorsehill Road is close to St Peter & Pauls church in New Brighton. There was and probably still is a reservoir tank system at that place - at least there are some VERY big covered areas shown by Google Earth. The area is at least 2x that covered by the church and it's grounds. You tend not to notice because there are very high walls surrounding the place.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Gorsehill+Rd,+Wallasey,+Merseyside+CH45,+United+Kingdom&sll=54.162434,-3.647461&sspn=16.382537,28.081055&ie=UTF8&cd=2&geocode=0,53.433716,-3.049750&t=h&z=16

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#235747 - 6th Jun 2008 2:31pm Re: Wallasey Waterworks Tower [Re: Snodvan]
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The red sandstone water tower on Gorsehill stands 82 feet high and was built at the highest point in the town. Officially opened on 18th February 1905.

The high level tank holds 70,000 gallons and is 231 feet above sea level, higher then Mill Lane's Tower. The reservoirs were constructed in 1892 and 1902.

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#238498 - 15th Jun 2008 7:49am Re: Wallasey Waterworks Tower [Re: ]
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#238564 - 15th Jun 2008 4:23pm Re: Wallasey Waterworks Tower [Re: Mark]
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has any one ever tried ettin in to the one on mill lane to get some piccys wud be nice to see what blocks the sun from my back yard!

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#290447 - 7th Feb 2009 9:03pm Re: Wallasey Waterworks Tower [Re: dave_g]
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Some pictures from 2008 sorry just found them lol


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#339949 - 31st Jul 2009 10:57pm Re: Wallasey Waterworks Tower [Re: Mark]
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The reservoir and tower on Gorsehill Road are indeed "Gorsehill Reservoirs" and they are still in use.

This picture was taken inside one of the reservoir compartments (no2) during a routine inspection in 2008.




We also used the tower as a vantage point for The Tall Ships this year, trekking up there shortly after knocking off time.





As for there being a "small" reservoir, the two reservoirs (no1 and no2) hold 27 million litres between them.

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#339955 - 31st Jul 2009 11:33pm Re: Wallasey Waterworks Tower [Re: WetSocks]
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Great stuff Wetsocks - I was there yesterday taking pictures, quite a coincidence - fantastic tower.
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#339959 - 1st Aug 2009 12:20am Re: Wallasey Waterworks Tower [Re: diggingdeeper]
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For info, "1825" as written on the picture is an archive number not the date... has caught people out in the past.

You can see the top of New Brighton Tower in the background which places this picture between 1905 (official opening date of Res) and 1919-21 (date of tower's demise).


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