Tilehurst Water Tower

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Tilehurst Water Tower
Water tower, Park Lane - geograph.org.uk - 2713746.jpg
Tilehurst Water Tower
Tilehurst Water Tower is located in Reading, Berkshire
Tilehurst Water Tower
Location within Reading
Alternative names Park Lane Water Tower
General information
Type Water tower
Location Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire
Coordinates 51°27′5.76″N 1°2′49.56″W / 51.4516000°N 1.0471000°W / 51.4516000; -1.0471000
Completed 1932

Tilehurst Water Tower, also sometimes known as Park Lane Water Tower, is a distinctive water tower in Tilehurst, a suburb of the English town of Reading. It is a prominent landmark in the vicinity and, located on the Tilehurst ridge line, can be seen from a considerable distance, especially when approaching Reading from the west along the M4 motorway.[1]

The tower was erected by Reading Borough Council in 1932, in order to supplement the existing Bath Road Reservoir and supply water to properties at a higher level than the earlier water tower there. Today the tower belongs to Thames Water, and is still in use for its original purpose. It also houses the transmitter for 107 JACK FM (Berkshire), a local radio station.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Tilehurst". Berkshire Family History Society. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  2. ^ "The Poor's Lands Charity, Tilehurst, Berkshire. A History." (PDF). The Trustees of the Poor’s Lands Charity. 2009. p. 53. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Historic Buildings Report - The Water Tower, Bath Road, Reading, Berks" (PDF). CGMS Consulting. July 2009. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Second break-in at radio station". Get Surrey. S&B Media. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 

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