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COLCHESTER’S MAGNIFICENT VICTORIAN WATER TOWER

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The Balkerne Water Tower is a structure of exceptional architectural and historic interest, and is of great importance both nationally and locallyHistoric England.

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NEW BOOK ABOUT JUMBO LAUNCHED!

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Published by the Balkerne Tower Trust with an introduction by Andrew Phillips, the book is Available at Red Lion Books, Waterstones and the Visitor Information Centre, Colchester, price £9.99.

The book launch was packed out and the book has attracted much praise. All profits from its sale will to set aside to contribute to a future scheme for Jumbo which conforms to our vision of the tower as a heritage attraction.

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The Grade II* listed Jumbo is the largest remaining Victorian water tower in Britain, and an increasingly rare example of one in an original condition.

We will continue to press for our vision for Jumbo as a national heritage attraction, with the maximum practicable public access to a restored building, ample historical interpretation and floodlighting.

Please explore the links on the left and below for everything about this important and fascinating building.

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Jumbo water tower
"Its mass is awesome"
(Inspector A J Bingham, Appeal Decision 2001)