Button Haugh Green Water Tower
The Button Haugh Green Water Tower is a Grade II listed building located in the village of Button Haugh Green, near to the town of Preston in Lancashire, England. It was built in 1893 by the Preston Corporation Waterworks Department to provide a water supply to the village and surrounding area. The tower is a brick-built structure with a cast iron tank at the top. It is 120 feet tall and has a square base. The tower is decorated with pilasters and cornices, and has a distinctive clock face on one side.
|Button Haugh Green Water Tower / photo by Bob Jones|
The Button Haugh Green Water Tower was decommissioned in the 1970s and fell into disrepair. However, in 2006 it was purchased by a private developer and has since been restored. The tower is now a popular tourist attraction and can be visited by appointment. The tower offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, and there is also a small museum on the ground floor which tells the story of the tower and its history.The Button Haugh Green Water Tower is a unique and important landmark in the local area. It is a reminder of the past and a testament to the ingenuity of the Victorian engineers who built it.