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Offline Lyn L

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Re: Littlestone Water Tower
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 13:13:44 »
I knew I'd seen the tower on here somewhere. We were at Littlestone on Sunday, can't say the sky was the same blue though, it was very grey and choppy there. It's a very interesting home but aren't those bricks weathered, wouldn't want the job of repointing  :)
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Littlestone Water Tower
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 20:11:34 »
Constructed in 1890 to provide water for a planned seaside resort including the Golf Club at Littlestone however the resort did not attract enough people and the plans were soon dropped with plns to construct a pier which was later built at Eastbourne instead.  The water tower soon proved to be a mistake when it was found the water contained too much sea water to be used.  The tower shows signs of wartime use but so far I have found no information about this and I guess it was used as an observation post.  Instead of demolition the tower was converted into a home and some lucky people have an interesting house with an excellent view!


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