Luffness Water Tower
Water Tower In East Lothian, Borders
A 200 year old water tower in Aberlady that was used to provide water to Luffness hall.
We happened upon this little tower while on our adventure in East Lothian on our way to find the Luffness Friary and was a lovely surprise. As it wasn't on our original todo list, we weren't sure what it was initially, fortunately some lovely locals were walking past and regaled to us that it was the Luffness Water Tower for the nearby Luffness Castle (aka Luffness House).
The tower is over 200 years old, built by the architect Thomas Brown, and would have been used to supply water to the house and gardens. Looking up inside the tower we saw the wooden structure that would held the tank and also an old wheel which may have been part of the mechanism to pump the water up.
There are also water troughs located around the base for the cattle.
The Luffness Friary is nearby and it is thought that the tower is built over the well that was used by the friary.
We also read that the water tower originally had an arcaded top, although this is no longer visible.
As we weren't expecting to find this smasher we didn't bring Red5 Drone, however we found some lovely footage by Abbie Aberlady.
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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.More Places from Simon
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