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Carshalton Water Tower

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Carshalton Water Tower

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21 West Street, Carshalton SM5 2PT England
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MordenUnderground57 min
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Master Jonjon wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom262 contributions85 helpful votes
Location. Nearest station: Carshalton. Exit station and walk south along West Street. As you reach this brick wall, keep walking and an entrance will cut you through. A five-minute walk in total. (Since you’re already here, you can also visit the Honeywood Museum, a four-minute walk away at the other side of West Street.) Before you visit. The Carshalton Water Tower opens on Sundays and only during the summer. (And that is why it has taken me a year to bring myself here since my first successful yet incomplete expedition to the Sutton Borough.) Double check its opening time before you make any rash decision. When you’re going to visit a water tower, you might naturally be expecting slimy stuff and moulds and perhaps smells that have been brewing and for centuries and beyond. That’s how we might summarize it for every old water site – remember the Coombe Conduit (one of the most obscure major attractions in London by the way), and the City of Caves in Nottingham, or perhaps East London’s House Mill. And they’re all offering authentic experiences, musty nonetheless, but always rich in history and narrative. And now here’s one that offers none of these inconveniences. For while Carshalton Water Tower has been pumping for Sir John Fellowes’ home (i.e. Carshalton House) since the early 1700s and well into the twentieth century, it has then undergone a series of urban-planning adventures by becoming a church and then a nursery followed by a school and now an event venue. So so much of the water-pumping has gone. You can still imagine what it’s like back in the days by visiting the top of the tower as well as the waterwheel, ground floor. Fellowes also got himself an elaborate bathroom inside the tower. The design is so unique and you can hardly find anything similar in the country. Check out the detailed hand-drawn floral tiles. (The Carshalton House is now a Catholic school located at the other end of the lawn. You can join the tower’s guided tour to at least get a glimpse of its exterior.)
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Date of experience: July 2019
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newyorklondon22 wrote a review Feb 2019
London, United Kingdom33 contributions36 helpful votes
A lovely, scenic piece of history. It’s N interesting little monument with lots of nice preserved touches. We really enjoyed it for a short afternoon visit.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Christhewino wrote a review Feb 2019
Carshalton, United Kingdom185 contributions91 helpful votes
If you can tie this in with a visit to Honeywood Museum while in the area then you should but check the opening times of both. The Water Tower is, I believe, run by local friends and offers a really fascinating glimpse in the past. The area's first hot bath is contained in the tower!! Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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jack s wrote a review Jan 2019
Greater London, United Kingdom21 contributions14 helpful votes
I been to this building many times and attended a number of events there. Have hired it for a birthday and it was good value.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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eyaghope wrote a review Sep 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We found this historical building/museum/beauty spot through OpenHouse. Visit Carshalton Water Tower to see for yourself this impressive building with the 18th century sunken bath, the remains of the restored water wheel and the view from the roof looking out over the grounds of Carshalton House and the surrounding area. The Water Tower is a unique Grade II listed early 18th century garden building sited in the grounds of Carshalton House in Carshalton village Surrey. As the name suggests, this contained a water-powered pump, which supplied water to Carshalton House and the fountains in its garden. However, the building was and is much more than this as it contains a suite of rooms such as the Saloon, the Orangery and a splendid early 18th century bathroom with a tile lined plunge bath. Aside from the Water Tower, there is the surrounding garden including the Hermitage and Folly Bridge. All this is managed voluntarily by the Friends of Water Tower & The Historic Garden Trust. It is open on Sunday afternoons 2.30-5pm, but check website /contact first as it isn't open all year. £2-£3 entry depending which parts are visited. Areally lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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