A record of the restoration and conversion of the railway water tower at Settle Station on the World famous Settle-Carlisle Line.
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Thursday, 10 November 2016
The Tower in 1887
This picture of Settle from the Castlebergh has been posted online. Dated 1887 it clearly shows the station and water tower on the far left, just above centre. The tank colours are a matter of guesswork but each panel has a light centre and a dark outer frame.
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The railway had only been open for ten years and this view shows it to be well clear of the then built up parts of Settle. Rather, the chosen line took advantage of the extensive gardens of the grand houses to the west. Giggleswick, mid / upper right is well apart from Settle then.