The Water Tower, Coleshill
The Water Tower is a water tower located in Coleshill, Buckinghamshire, England. It was built by German prisoners of war during the First World War to provide a gravity fed water system for the nearby town of Amersham.
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The tower is 30 metres (100 ft) high with an internal diameter of 5.4 metres (18 ft). Its location on the summit of a hill makes the tower something of a local landmark and it is easily visible from the M40 motorway. The tower was decommissioned in 1995 and was sold at auction. The new owners converted the tower into a unique home with bedrooms in the tower and an adjoining single-storey living area. The project featured on the Channel Four programme Grand Designs. The Water Tower is now a popular tourist attraction and is open to the public for tours on selected days of the year. Visitors can climb to the top of the tower for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.