Windsor (Elevated) Reservoir (WS 0140)

  • Number
    4575812
  • Other name
    (WS 0140)
  • Primary address

    98, Fitzgerald Street Windsor, 2756. NSW
    LGA: Hawkesbury City
    LGA region: Sydney
    DUAP region: Sydney West

  • Alternate Address

    99, The Terrace Windsor, 2756. NSW
    LGA: Hawkesbury City
    LGA code: HAWK
    LGA region: Sydney
    DUAP region: Sydney West

  • Owner
    Sydney Water
  • Current use
    Disused reservoir.
  • Former use
    Reservoir.
  • Item type
    Built
  • Item group
    Utilities - Water
  • Item category
    Water Supply Reservoir/ Dam
  • Parcels

    Parcel code: LOT
    Lot number: 1
    Section number:
    Plan code: DP
    Plan number: 834919
    Updated: 17 February 2003

  • Curtilage/Boundary
    The curtilage includes Sydney Water's infrastructure to the boundary of Lot 1 in DP no.834919, between Fitzgerald Street and Johnston Street, as shown on the curtilage plan.
  • AMG easting
    283155927
  • AMG northing
    1280043970
  • Statement of significance
    Windsor (Elevated) Reservoir has a historical association with Windsor Council, who constructed the reservoir in 1889, together with the adjacent unusual remains of the water filtration system, including a concrete settling tank.
  • Endorsed significance
    Local
  • Designer
    John F. Sharkey
  • Builder
    For Windsor Council.
  • Year completed
    1889
  • Circa
    No
  • Physical description
    Windsor (Elevated) Reservoir is an elevated cast iron reservoir, on a tubular pipe stand, with nine legs, bolted together, with horizontal and diagonal bracing. Upon the stand two plates are affixed, one inscribed: "F. J. Mortley / Mayor / 1889", the other: "John F. Sharkey / Civil Engineer / Sydney". Standard features include: depth gauge board, access ladder, handrails and inlet and outlet valve chambers. Adjacent to the elevated reservoir is an in-ground reservoir (WS 0140), concrete, unroofed and also disused. It has an unusual central cylindrical iron tank, possibly for filtering the water supply from the Hawkesbury River. The adjacent depot has now been leased by Hawkesbury Radio. Full Service Level: 33.5 m. Capacity: 0.95 ML. The listing includes the reservoir, the adjacent concrete reservoir and all associated pipework, valves and valve houses to the property boundary.
  • Modifications made
    The reservoir has been roofed to safeguard water quality (1960s-1970s).
  • History
    Windsor (Elevated) Reservoir was constructed in 1889 for Windsor Council. The only treatment of the water, as it was pumped up from the Hawkesbury River, was discharge over an alumino-ferric block on gird before emptying into the adjacent concrete in ground reservoir. The water supply was augmented over the years and was taken over by MWS&DB in 1951.
  • National
    Settlement
  • State
    Utilities
  • Local
    Water Supply
  • Local description
    Relates to the planning, development, expansion and provision of water supply.
  • a) Historical
    This reservoir has an historical association with an independent water supply - Windsor Council.
  • e) Research
    This reservoir site preserves remains of rudimentary water filtering technology, now outdated, but nonetheless of research value.
  • f) Rarity
    One of a very small group of cast iron elevated reservoirs in the Sydney Water system, however it is no longer in service.
  • List name
    Heritage Act - s.170 NSW State agency heritage register
  • Date listing listed
    01 January 2000
  • Windsor (Elevated) Reservoir (WS 0139). View of neighbouring concrete in ground reservoir (WS 0140), which is also disused.
    Windsor (Elevated) Reservoir (WS 0139). View of neighbouring concrete in ground reservoir (WS 0140), which is also disused.
    Created by: Edward Higginbotham
    Creation date: 01 January 2000
  • Windsor (Elevated) Reservoir (WS 0139 ). No longer in service.
    Windsor (Elevated) Reservoir (WS 0139 ). No longer in service.
    Created by: Edward Higginbotham
    Creation date: 01 January 2000
  • Location Plan
    Location Plan
    Created by:
    Creation date: 01 January 2000
  • The physical curtilage plan for Windsor Reservoir (Elevated)(WS0140).
    The physical curtilage plan for Windsor Reservoir (Elevated)(WS0140).
    Created by: Sydney Water
    Creation date: 23 June 2006
  • Data entry status
    Partial
  • Entered
    18 December 2000
  • Updated
    05 March 2014