Everton’s historic Water Tower set to go under the hammer at auction

Auctioneer Pugh will seek offers for the Grade II-listed building, which dates back to 1864, at its event at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester on February 19. Tony McDonough reports

Everton Water Tower
Everton Water Tower was built in 1864 by Thomas Duncan

 

One of North Liverpool’s most striking and best-known landmarks, Everton Water Tower, is to go under the hammer at auction later this month.

Auctioneer Pugh will seek offers for the Grade II-listed building at its event at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester on February 19, as part of a catalogue of 130 lots from across the North West.

Located at the intersection Margaret Street and Hodson Place, the tower dates back to 1858 by Liverpool’s first water engineer, Thomas Duncan, as part of Victorian improvements to public health and sanitation.

Stood at the top of Everton Brow, the structure is visible from some distance away and the property also includes an electricity substation which has rights across the site.

Pugh managing director Paul Thompson said: “This is a unique building and one that is an important part of Victorian Liverpool. It will be fantastic if it can be given a new lease of life and not surprisingly we have had high levels of interest from potential buyers keen to own a slice of the city’s history.

“We have become the go-to auction house for unusual and historic properties and it is always satisfying when the right buyer comes forward, who is sympathetic to the building and its history. Hopefully this will be the case with Everton Water Tower.”

Established 26 years ago, Pugh is the largest auctioneer outside of London and was acquired by property consultant Eddisons in 2016.

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