I’m off into Wakefeld for lunch today, so thought that I would take the opportunity to have a drone adventure to have a closer look at Dame Mary Bolle’s water tower.
I noticed it when I had my first drone adventure at Heath Common and have since done some Googling to find out more.
Dating to C17, this five-stage, square water tower was originally associated with the now demolished Heath Old Hall. Some high-level repairs were carried out in 1980s but low-level masonry and interior are in poor condition.
I have checked the weather and it looks good but need to keep quite low as the find higher looks strong:
Looked at Google Maps to decide a takeoff point (X Marks the spot):
Measured the distance between the takeoff point and the tower (Under 500m, so JUST okay … may see another takeoff point when I get there):
Checked that I am 50m away from other building:
Hopefully, I’ll have a safe Drone Adventure and post the pictures and video on this blog.
First flight at Heath Common back in September 2017: