Winshill Water Tower
Winshill Water Tower (also known as Waterloo Tower) is a former water tower in Burton upon Trent, England. It was constructed in 1907 after a local resident won a High Court ruling against the South Staffordshire Waterworks Company for poor water-supply pressure.
|Winshill Water Tower / Oliver Mills|
The brick tower held a cast-iron water tank at a height of 80 feet (24 m) to provide sufficient hydraulic head to improve water pressure. Constructed on Burton's highest point known as Waterloo Clump, the tower is visible from across the town and is a well known local landmark. The tower was decommissioned in 1985 and has been unused since. In recent years, there have been a number of proposals for the future use of the tower, including converting it into a restaurant, a hotel, or a visitor attraction. However, as of 2023, the tower remains unused.