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TP15214 - Oaks Water Tower Centre
 
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Grid reference :
Condition :
Good Good condition
OSGB36 Station :
SK39/16
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP15214
County :
South Yorkshire
Nearest town :
DRONFIELD

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Oaks Wtr TwrSK39/16SK39S016436470.26382519.010.0003CENTRE01/06/198800NCE 88 ADJ
Oaks Wtr TwrSK39/16SK39S016436470.26382519.010.0003MAST01/06/198800NCE 88 ADJ
Oaks Wtr TwrSK39/16SK39S016436470.25382519.030.0003CENTRE01/09/198701N CEN ENGLAND ADJUSTMENT
Oaks Wtr TwrSK39/16SK39S016436470.25382519.030.0003MAST01/09/198701Refixed 87&88 N CEN ENG ADJ
Oaks Wtr TwrSK39/16SK39S016436469.01382518.38257.1002DISC01/06/1987201/06/1987N0Asphalt Disc. N CEN ENG ADJUSTMENT

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There are 9 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 9839th with 76 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.18/10 (from 11 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th May 2014
Was Last logged: 3rd Mar 2021

Of the 11 logged visits,
1 recorded a location

The error was 0m

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Selection of photos for this Intersected Station.

Oaks Water Tower
©eon
Tower in the sun.
©painterman61
Tower from whitelane end trig.
©painterman61

©tigger4242
Oaks Water Tower Centre
By CJO
See 4 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 3rd Mar 2021  14:45  by Bert

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 18th Jan 2021  14:06  by Chris Ellis

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 8th Aug 2019  10:07  by Cootking

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Big tower. Drive by bag by tram.


Good condition 9th Mar 2019  08:45  by Bourne

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 27th Dec 2017  10:35  by eon

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

(404) Walked from the Pillar at the Herdings, which was a longer walk than I thought it would be. But still, It gave me chance to explore this part of Sheffield a bit more. The cloud cover and snow falling prevented this from being visible until I was pretty much at the location. A decent looking water tower, it must be said.

Oaks Water Tower ©eon


Good condition 4th Dec 2016  10:29  by painterman61

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Big water tower can be seen across the city.

Tower in the sun. ©painterman61
Tower from whitelane end trig. ©painterman61


Good condition 27th Oct 2016  00:00  by Rupertal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Whilst Tump bagging


Good condition 10th Jul 2015  12:10  by tigger4242

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Water Tower

©tigger4242


Good condition 11th Feb 2015  12:35  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: SK 36470 82519   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

http://www.sheffieldhistory.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic/3386-the-oaks-water-tower/ interesting information: This landmark on the City's Southern skyline at the junction of Hemsworth Road and Norton Lane was built at a cost of approximately 90,000 to provide an adequate supply of water in the Norton Area where there are about ten thousand dwellings including the large housing estates in the Gleadless Valley. The Tower was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield (Alderman J. W. Sterland, M.B.E., J.P.) on the 12th July, 1961. The entire structure which has a diameter of 64 ft. at the base and a height of 109 ft. is built of reinforced concrete. The water tank is supported by a series of twenty-six columns 53 ft. high. It has a diameter of 60 ft., a depth of 18 ft. and a capacity of 300,000 gallons with a top water level of 828 ft. Originally the Norton area was entirely supplied by water from Redmires via Ringinglow by gravitation, but the increasing demand particularly at peak draw-off periods, made it necessary to provide a supplementary supply. The additional supply is drawn from Rivelin, the water being pumped through Norton Lees Pumping Station. When the Redmires water proves inadequate an electrically controlled automatic valve on the Ringinglow main closes that supply and the area is fed from water in the Tower. As this falls to a certain level, the pumps in the basement automatically come into operation to refill the tank with water from Rivelin until such time as the Redmires supply again becomes available as it normally is during the night period. At the top of the Tower an observatory with an open gallery affords on a clear day a fine panoramic view of the City and countryside for miles around. A lift is provided for easy access to the gallery. The Yorkshire Water Authority hopes the public will avail itself of the opportunity to visit this Tower and appeals for its co-operation in preventing any damage to Waterworks property and equipment in or around the building. All enquirers to be made to :- G. T. CALDER, B.SC., F.I.C.E., F.I.W.E., Division Director, Yorkshire Water Authority, Southern Division, Castle Market Building, Exchange Street, Sheffield S1 1GB ('Phone: 26421, Extn. 5). THE OAKS WATER TOWER will be open to the public during 1975 from 2.00 p.m. until dusk on the following days:- Easter Weekend Friday 28th March to Tuesday 1st April, Spring Holiday Weekend, Saturday 24th May to Tuesday 27th May, Know your Sheffield Week Saturday 5th July to Sunday 13th July Sheffield Holiday Weeks Saturday, 19th July to Sunday, 10th August Late Summer Bank Holiday Saturday 23rd August to Monday 25th August ------------ Special arrangements can also be made for organised parties on application ------------ Public Transport available as follows:- Nos. 2 & 59 Outer Circle Nos. 20 & 33 Hemsworth Nos. 34 & 38 Graves Park Norton No. 43 - Jordanthorpe



Good condition 5th Jul 2014  16:30  by ted

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Water tower; looks just like any other water tower.

Oaks Water Tower
Oaks Water Tower plaque


Good condition 18th May 2014  14:10  by CJO

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

SK39 016 CENTRE, MAST and DISC. Visible from afar. Festooned with telecoms equipment. Concrete construction.

Oaks Water Tower Centre



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