Iconic Rockwell Green towers to be auctioned off

The iconic grade II listed towers.

The iconic grade II listed towers.

First published in Wellington & Wiveliscombe

TWO iconic towers near Wellington are up for grabs... and they could be yours for £25,000.

The grade II listed Rockwell Green water towers, which are a landmark, will be auctioned off in February, offering a Grand Designs-style conversion.

Wessex Water is selling off land and property after a review into its redundant sites.

Estates manager Nick Routh said: “The Rockwell Green towers can be seen from miles around.
“This sale presents a rare and exciting opportunity for a potential purchaser to explore alternative uses, which may include a residential conversion.

“The towers have been out of service for some time as the way we supply water to customers has changed to meet the growing population and to operate more efficiently.”

The towers are among 22 lots going under the hammer at Taunton Racecourse on February 25.

Believed to have been built in 1885, they have a guide price of £25,000.

Other sites on sale include covered reservoirs, springs and areas of conservation, with potential residential building plots.

Chris Baxter, of Bradleys Estate Agents, said: “As with all previous auctions we expect a high degree of interest from buyers looking for land or property assets, especially as many of the lots have the potential for alternative uses, subject to planning.”

To view all the Wessex Water assets, phone Bradleys on 01823-351351 or email taunton@beagroup.co.uk

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8:00pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Dr Dave says...

I always remember telling my daughter when she was young that the big water tower was a really warm swimming pool closer to the sun for well-behaved children!!!
I always remember telling my daughter when she was young that the big water tower was a really warm swimming pool closer to the sun for well-behaved children!!! Dr Dave
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7:20am Fri 25 Jan 13

cupra says...

Dr Dave wrote:
I always remember telling my daughter when she was young that the big water tower was a really warm swimming pool closer to the sun for well-behaved children!!!
Love it :)
[quote][p][bold]Dr Dave[/bold] wrote: I always remember telling my daughter when she was young that the big water tower was a really warm swimming pool closer to the sun for well-behaved children!!![/p][/quote]Love it :) cupra
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