This towering hexagonal monument was brought to Swanage from London by George Burt – a local businessman and founding father of much of the town’s heritage – in 1892.

It stands upon a prehistoric barrow (a mound of earth situated over a typically important grave) on North Hill and commemorates the provision of a new water supply to Swanage.

You can walk to it from Victoria Avenue car park for stunning views across Swanage Bay from this unique standpoint.