Jumbo Water Tower

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Jumbo Water Tower was built in 1883 and once provided clean water to Colchester Town Centre. Today it stands empty and is no longer open to the public, but it still a great source of civic pride to local residents.

Named after London Zoo's Jumbo the elephant the name was initially a term of derision, but soon stuck and is now used rather fondly.

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Jumbo Water Tower

Type:Historic Site

Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT