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Report - Buxton Waterworks, Derbyshire - August 2019


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A nice little explore, the inside to this building is much bigger than it looks from the outside!

You can check out all my photos from this explore here on my Flickr.

Buxton pumping plant (also seen referenced as Stanley Moor Waterworks) was originally constructed by The Buxton Council Water Works (BCWW) in 1957 to service the now decommissioned Stanley Moor reservoir to the south-west of this site. Stanley Moor Reservoir was a small, rectangular, impounding structure, formed on three sides by earth embankments and founded partly on limestone and partly on millstone grits. The inside was lined with puddle clay with a protective layer of masonry pitching. The reservoir’s principal feeds were two nearby streams, to the west and to the north. The flow was intercepted and directed through aqueducts to the intake chute, by the operation of “leaping weir” sluices.

The explore:
Passing beyond the gate that leads down to the waterworks building, we passed by a small building that had the humming of generators inside - some small lights on sensors also activated when we walked past this, which was somewhat off putting - but nether the less we continued without any bother all visit. There's some interesting wall art to be found inside here, and entry was somewhat cramped for the larger of persons. Theres both a lower and an upper level to explore, although the place is pretty bare.

The view heading down from the main road:
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Looks like local wildlife has made this place their home:
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Sadly this was a massive anti-climax and not much happened when start was pressed:
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The whole place is pretty decayed:
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Perhaps one of the pipes used to pump water:
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Just a testament to when the building was in use, take note of the dates:
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