The Water Tower, Tower Hill, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2EE

victorian sandstone water tower with residential planning consent for singe dwelling

Location

The property is situated in a popular residential area in an elevated position on Tower Hill, approximately 0.5 mile to the east of the town centre. Access to Tower Hill is either from Greetby Hill, or Wigan Road (A577). Ormskirk is a market town with access to the M58 motorway 3 miles to the south via Junction 3.

Description

Victorian sandstone water tower constructed in the Romanesque Revival Style, with nine masonry piers arranged in a square plan. Each side has two full height arches with stepped surrounds and arch bands, with the tower standing approximately 17 metres (56 feet) in height. The top of the tower benefits from views over the surrounding countryside.

Accommodation

The permitted development provides for a four bedroom single dwelling. The plans envisage the following at the completion of the development: 
 
Ground Floor:  Entrance Hall, with Lift to Third Floor, Lounge and two Storage Areas Off, Dining Room and Kitchen 
 
First Floor:  Hall, Master Bedroom, with En-Suite Bathroom, Bedroom and Main Bathroom 
 
Second Floor:  Landing, Two Bedrooms, Study and Bathroom 
 
Third Floor:  Viewing Gallery with Spiral Staircase to Fourth and Fifth Floors 
 
Fourth Floor:  Services and Storage Facilities 
 
Fifth Floor:  Terrace Garden   

Outside

Permission for a garage.

Site Area

Approximately 642 sq m (768 sq yds).

Tenure

Freehold. Part of the Vendor's title is un registered and as they have been in occupation for over 12 years an application has been made to the Land Registry for possessory title.

Planning

Planning permission was granted on 26th January 1989 for change of use to a dwelling with a detached garage. The Vendor's believe that the permission is extant due to confirmation from the Council that development had commenced in correspondence dated 16th May 1997 (see copy correspondence to down load from the Auctioneer's website). This letter also indicated that an alternative permission to convert into flats would be considered, but interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the current position by contacting the Local Planning Office directly, West Lancashire Borough Council, Council Offices, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 3DF. Tel: 01695 577177.

General

Further information including plans, elevations, structural report and copy planning correspondence may ne downloaded from the Auctioneer's website.

Solicitors

Brighouse Wolff, 28 Derby Street, Ormskirk, Merseyside, L39 2BY.
Tel: 01695 573 202. E-mail: j.clark@brighouse-wolff.co.uk.
Contact: Ms Jenny Clarke.

Joint Agent

Brighouse Wolff, 20 Aughton Street, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 3BW.
Tel: 016955 80801.
Contact: Mr Ian Morris.

Addendum

The plan in the catalogue is incorrect. Please refer to the legal pack. Part of the Vendor's title is un registered and as they have been in occupation for over 12 years an application has been made to the Land Registry for possessory title.

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