Settle Station Water Tower

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Settle Station Water Tower

Settle Station Water Tower
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Rail Services • Observation Decks & Towers
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Private house. The conversion was the subject of two one-hour episodes of TV's Restoration Man. This gets shown all over the world and we have been privileged to welcome people who have seen the programme in their home countries. During 2020 we are having building work done in the grounds which will therefore be a building site, not open to the public. However, if you have come half way round the world to see the place do please come and ring the doorbell on the off chance. Just now though COVID restrictions apply of course.
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Wanderer191255
Southport, UK523 contributions
Nov 2021
Well worth looking at as this is a wonderful use of an old building beside the Settle Station and worthy of a photograph or two.
Written November 11, 2021
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18,720 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
Wasn't aware of the conversion of this water tower until I returned home and googled it. Looks very quirky but in a positive way.
Written June 12, 2021
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Steve W
1,276 contributions
Oct 2019
well what an unusual settle Station water Tower watching the water flow and how things work it was fantastic and we enjoyed our self's and were impressed with what we could see
Written November 5, 2019
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Bill H
Aberdeen, UK68 contributions
Aug 2019
The former water tower for Settle station has been beautifully converted into a very interesting house (so much better than demolition...) and there's even a coal wagon standing outside. It's a nice sight as you're entering or leaving Settle station but you can't see inside...
Written August 14, 2019
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Sorry about that but we live in it. That said, we do from time to time host pre-booked visits.
Written August 15, 2019
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,380 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
It is a delight to view this fully restored and re-used building with its coal waggon and I think a unique navies hut survivor from Appleby. The project has brought new life to a building of significant Midland Railway architectural history and goes so well with the railway station that FoSCL help maintain, plus the restored signal box. Thank goodness that trains are running again on Saturdays and I trust the water tower owner has fully recovered from his fall.
Written April 2, 2019
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Thank you for that review. I have almost recovered from my fall, just a year ago. It has left me with a stiff neck and a lots of titanium holding it together. But still, I am at least able to say with certainty that my head is screwed on right!
Written April 3, 2019
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Charles F
Newtown, UK725 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Brilliant use of this redundant functional railway structure, keeping the victorian essence with an unobtrusive glass addition rising above the actual water tank, with no negative effect on the historic building, helping to retain a strong cultural ambience, the retention of the old signal box adds more. Well worth a diversion..
Written February 25, 2019
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Thank you for those kind and encouraging words Charles F. They are much appreciated.
Written February 26, 2019
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sharpking
Lancashire, UK60 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
we took friends here to get a look at this place as we had discovered it last year and the owner had let us walk around the back in the gardens and he has a little shed which had a letter from Michael Portillo as he was trying to save the settle to carlisle railway. This was on grand designs i think and it had shown the inside. Its very quirky but the owner is apparantley a keen railway enthusiast. If you are at the railway station just pop over the road to take a quick look.
Written September 21, 2018
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Thank you for those kind words. We are, we hope, about to embark on some building work to the rear of the tower so have had to close off the grounds to the public but we are delighted to see how many people are interested in the building. It was Restoration Man b.t.w.
Written September 23, 2018
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Campervan Tales
Nottingham, UK41 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We were filming the railway for our YouTube channel Campervan Tales and I realised that I had seen the water tower previously being converted on a TV programme. We didn't realise we were allowed to wander around the garden, but what a great my idea of the owners. It is still worth having a look at if you are in the area. This is the last remaining water tower along this line.
Written June 23, 2018
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Tony G
Cricklade, UK860 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Got off the train at Settle and walked passed the old Water Tower and thought I recognise this, I’ve seen it being renovated on Grand designs or some such. A great pleasure to see it in the flesh and to look around the garden. I understand the owner, a patron of the Settle & Carlisle Railway, allows visitors inside occasionally but unfortunately this was not the case when we were there.

However if you have the chance a look inside it would be well worth while and no doubt the view from the room on the roof is spectacular.
Written June 12, 2018
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davidwilliambarnes
Blackpool, UK1,356 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
This old water tower has lovingly been restored into a private house(2011). Located on the Settle to Carlisle railway line the very proud owners share their garden with the public by providing a short walk with boards illustrating the history of the Tower. The short visit was very interesting.
Written October 8, 2017
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