WILD, James William
(b. 1814, Lincoln, d. 1892, London)

General view

Grimsby Dock Tower, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

In 1852, Wild designed the water tower at Grimsby, modelling it after the tower of the Palazzo Publico in Siena. It is a hydraulic accumulator tower and a maritime landmark at the entrance to the Royal Dock, Grimsby.

The tower (94 m high and 8.5 m wide at the base) was built to provide water pressure to power the hydraulic machinery (for cranes, lock gates and sluices) at the Grimsby Docks.