Lumbutts Mill Water Tower Restoration Project

Project aim: To restore the unique Lumbutts Mill Water Tower, described by English Heritage as; "A Striking Industrial Monument"

We did it!

On 5th Jul 2017 we successfully raised £100 with 5 supporters in 56 days

This Grade 2 Listed, Industrial Monument, stands 98 feet high and can be seen for miles around. It is set the heart of the tiny village of Lumbutts in the Upper Calder Valley on the borders of Yorkshire and Lancashire. 

Fred Dibna was the last person to do any work on the Tower more than twenty five years ago, he replaced the lightening conductor and re-banded the chimney.

The chimney is still in very good condition but sadly the rest of the Tower is falling into dereliction.

We need your help!

We need to raise Ten Thousand Pounds.

This would then enable further development of the project beyond the initial feasibility study and to enable us move forward to obtaining Planning Permission and Listed Building consent.  

This will then open the door for our application for Heritage Funding, in the hope that they can help us fulfill our dream of completing this exciting task.

Our Mission isTo secure the future of this magnificent structure,

by providing:

Hydro Powered Electricity, using our very own water supply, making the Tower as self sufficient as possible.

 An Industrial Heritage Visitor Centre, with Gallery, Cafe, Local Artisan Crafts, along with events and activities for the whole community and visitors.

A boutique hotel for visitors to spend time exploring our wonderful heritage of Packhorse Trails and the fabulous Pennine Way.

On our doorstep in Yorkshire the local places of interest include, Halifax with its newly renovated Piece Hall. (opening in August this year).

Todmorden and Hebden Bridge steeped in rich Industrial History, each with their own  unique mix of artisan crafts and restaurants.

The village of Haworth, home to the famous Bronte Family, is only a short journey over the hill. There you can walk in the cobbled streets where Charlotte and her sisters once trod.

A short drive into Lancashire you will soon be in the Pendle Hills, home to the famous Pendle Witches and Industrial Rochdale where the pioneering Co-operative movement began.

In return for your gift, we promise to do all we can to secure the future of this fantastic landmark.

The rewards may be small, but our thanks, like our Tower, is Huge!!

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