This decorative tower was designed by Walter Brierley
The inscription records the fact that Sir Hugh Bell built the tower in 1915 to supply water to Arncliffe and Rounton. The Bell family being heavily involved in iron and steel making in Teesside.
Dr Tony Power tells me George Walker Milburn carved the Coat of Arms over the entrance door to the Tower in 1915, for Sir Hugh Bell, at a cost of £17 0. 0.
In front the doorway are some colored stones which spell out “H&FB 1915” which are the initials of Sir Hugh Bell and his wife Florence