cane hill | a pictorial record of the interior organisation of the watertower

Third Floor

Two large water tanks occupied the eastern side of the tower. Above both was a single shaft with worm gears on each driving stirrers in each of the tanks. This drive appeared to be driven by a motor at the far end of the room, linked by a belt. There was also a small sink at the end of the room.

The western side of the tower was inaccessible and I assume the water tanks we spotted the level below continued through this one.

Looking south east across the two water tanks concentrating on the gear assembly required to turn the stirrers. © Simon Cornwell 2008

Lower elevated shot of the above, showing stirrers. © Simon Cornwell 2008