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Cottenham Water Tower

Black tarred tower mill built circa 1843, at some time carried 12 sails! Later fitted with 4 patent sails after storm damage in 1884 (see below). Converted to a water tower 1899 after the pollution to wells in Cottenham and outbreaks of typhoid.

12 Sails wrecked after 1884 storm
Photo courtesy of the Cambridgeshire Collection

Now being restored and converted to a house. Wonderful view from the old tank, but climbing up the central tube into the tank is difficult and claustrophobic!

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Viewing by appointment

Mike Mason
01954 250391

100 Lambs Lane
CB24 8TA

(Access from Manse Drive)

Cottenham Water Tower