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Norton Water Tank
Norton, Runcorn, Cheshire
associated engineer
George Frederick Deacon
Thomas Hawksley
date  1881 - 1892
UK era  Victorian  |  category  Water Tower/Tank  |  reference  SJ552816
ICE reference number  HEW 1148
One of several water tanks and balancing reservoirs built as part of a massive engineering project to improve water supply between North Wales and Liverpool. Norton Water Tank is one feature of a water supply system that includes the Vyrnwy Dam and aqueduct.
At 650,000 gallons capacity, it is not the largest of the works — that honour goes to the tank at Malpas, which can contain 4.5 million gallons. However, it is still impressive as it's housed in a sandstone tower some 110ft high.
reference sources   CEH W&W

Norton Water Tank