Broomhill Water Tower

Water Tower Amble Northumberland

Broomhill Water Tower

Water Tower In Amble, Northumberland

An old water tower from Broomhill Colliery that was sold at auction to be a house.

Passing this water tower in Broomhill near Amble always reminded me a bit of the old 80s BBC series The Tripods.

Built in the 1950s by Green of Warkworth, it is a huge concrete tank standing on stilts within the old Broomhill Colliery site, but was eventually abandoned when the pit closed in 1961.

It was left derelict for 50 years until Northumbrian Water auctioned it off for £15,000 with the possibility that someone may turn it into a 5 bedroom home. However there has been no change in the last 12 years and it still remains sat behind a row of old outhouses.

Some residents look on the tower fondly as a sign they are nearly home, although others still see it as an eyesore.

Although it hasn't change much since it was in use, here is a photograph from our Fabulous North friend Billy Embleton showing it in situ at Broomhill Colliery.

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Simon Hawkins

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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