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Report - Water Works, High Peak, Derbyshire. June 2011

thompo

28DL Member
28DL Member
#1
First off all, the reason i have not put the location is because of vast amounts of lead on the roof that will disappear if posted, any members wanting the location please PM me.

Secondly, apologies for the bad photos, we were out walking the dog and found this place by chance, no camera with us, just the trusty iphone.


Brief history.

This is the water works building for the reservoir directly above, the reservoir was built in 1938 and the works building completed in 1939.

The works was built using the stone from a nearby grand hall which was built in the mid-1800s (demolished during the building of the reservoir).


Outside:

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Once inside the center of the building there are two main halls, one to the left and one to the right.

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The hall to the left is still used for storage by United Utilities.

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Sorry about the picture quality.

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Then we headed into the up to the top floor.

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Heading back down the creepy spiral stairs.


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The place even had an old test laboratory, complete with gas masks!

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Experimental log dated 15th Feb 1981.

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To the basement, image quality is rubbish because of the lack of light.

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There was plenty to see in here, lots or machinery and equipment that didn't come out on the photos from the basement, there was storage cages full of things and lots of chemicals.

PM me if you want location.

Thanks for looking.
 

sidibear

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#2
Nice pics and report.

Just a word of warning though, old style gas masks like that sometimes have the tube made from asbestos fibre or lined with it.
 

diehardlove

1 of them cnuts off 28dsl
Regular User
#8
I would not let it worry you fella as its stripped anyway and on the grand scale of it you wont make a difference it will get striped sooner or latter one way or another.

Nice report.
 

Boba Low

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Regular User
#9
I don't understand why you even mentioned the lead on the roof if you're so keen to protect it?? Surely saying there are vast amounts of it on the roof puts the site more at risk than not telling people the name does?
 

diehardlove

1 of them cnuts off 28dsl
Regular User
#10
I don't understand why you even mentioned the lead on the roof if you're so keen to protect it?? Surely saying there are vast amounts of it on the roof puts the site more at risk than not telling people the name does?
Exactly my point as well as if you looked at that thread even with a title nobody would assume anything is left as you can see the outer cables in the pic so someone has been stripping ...........

But with the info the op has given they now know it has lead and is easy to find.
This is the water works building for the reservoir directly above, the reservoir was built in 1938 and the works building completed in 1939.

The works was built using the stone from a nearby grand hall which was built in the mid-1800s (demolished during the building of the reservoir).

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Brenin

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#12
:-Was planning an explore of this place but can only see one way in and don't fancy it . Being demolished soon :-(
 

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