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Report - Buxton Corporation Water Works - February 2018


Idle Hands

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BCWW - 1957

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I scoured Google maps to locate this when it popped up last month figuring I might soon be in its vicinity. Turns out it was right on the route I was travelling from the North down to the Peak District for an extended birthday weekend, making it an ideal place to stop for half an hour... :D


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The Buxton Corporation Water Works (I’m guessing that’s what the letters in the stone lintel above the door stand for) was built in 1957 to service the nearby Stanley Moor reservoir, a two storey building with yellow stone frontage and brick infill panels to the rear.

The reservoir itself had been built on a problematic geological faultline where limestone and millstone grit met – which despite the clay lining led to it leaking. No amount of investigation could rectify the problem - the water level was reduced by ten feet, and in 1946 the dam was breached in favour of a low-level weir channel. Capacity was reduced from 450,000 to 275,000 cubic metres.

The waterworks building has been derelict for some time, a consequence I believe of its functions now being carried out within the modern network of pipes themselves rather than in works such as these.

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I'm surprised it's in relatively good condition to be honest, but then it is a bit hidden out of the way. A little vandalism, a little fire damage... some evidently human shit on the floor... :eek:

Otherwise, nicely decaying and worth the effort if you're anywhere near.

Thanks for stopping by :thumb
 

Idle Hands

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28DL Full Member
Reposting with new picture links @Ojay ...

BCWW - 1957

IMG_3198buxton.JPG




I scoured Google maps to locate this when it popped up last month figuring I might soon be in its vicinity. Turns out it was right on the route I was travelling from the North down to the Peak District for an extended birthday weekend, making it an ideal place to stop for half an hour... :D


IMG_3196-3buxton.JPG



The Buxton Corporation Water Works (I’m guessing that’s what the letters in the stone lintel above the door stand for) was built in 1957 to service the nearby Stanley Moor reservoir, a two storey building with yellow stone frontage and brick infill panels to the rear.

The reservoir itself had been built on a problematic geological faultline where limestone and millstone grit met – which despite the clay lining led to it leaking. No amount of investigation could rectify the problem - the water level was reduced by ten feet, and in 1946 the dam was breached in favour of a low-level weir channel. Capacity was reduced from 450,000 to 275,000 cubic metres.

The waterworks building has been derelict for some time, a consequence I believe of its functions now being carried out within the modern network of pipes themselves rather than in works such as these.

IMG_3151buxton.JPG



IMG_3154buxton.JPG



IMG_3157buxton.JPG



IMG_3159buxton.JPG



IMG_3161buxton.JPG



IMG_3162buxton.JPG



IMG_3163buxton.JPG



IMG_3165buxton.JPG



IMG_3166buxton.JPG



IMG_3169buxton.JPG



IMG_3170-2buxton.JPG



IMG_3171buxton.JPG



IMG_3173-3buxton.JPG



IMG_3174-2buxton.JPG



IMG_3177buxton.JPG



IMG_3183buxton.JPG



IMG_3184buxton.JPG



IMG_3186buxton.JPG



IMG_3188buxton.JPG



IMG_3190-3buxton.JPG



IMG_3193buxton.JPG




I'm surprised it's in relatively good condition to be honest, but then it is a bit hidden out of the way. A little vandalism, a little fire damage... some evidently human shit on the floor... :eek:

Otherwise, nicely decaying and worth the effort if you're anywhere near.

Thanks for stopping by :thumb
 

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