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Report (Permission Visit) Toxteth Reservoir, Sept 16

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Vulex, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Vulex

    Vulex 28DL Regular User
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    It was Heritage weekend in Liverpool and across the country, so I took advantage to get inside a structure I have fancied for a long time. Even though it was a guided tour and talk I managed to sneak off to get a few pics. Good job really as I was escorted out by the Steward during a long exposure as the next tour was ready.


    High Park Street Reservoir, Grade II listed High Park Street Reservoir was built in 1845 and lies just south of the City Centre in the Dingle area of the city. The Reservoir was designed to provide clean water in order to improve health and sanitation for the rapidly increasing population of the City.

    It is a vast, solidly built, rectangular structure enclosing approximately 2600m2 with a tower at one corner. It has massive external walls of sandstone that decrease in thickness with height, brick floors and high vaulted brick ceilings supported on cast iron columns. A series of brick columns and arches form a ‘cloister’ around the main space. The roof is covered in earth and provides spectacular views across Liverpool, the River Mersey, and beyond. Until 1997, it was used for the storage of water, but it has become redundant


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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    An you still had the wheels on your car when you came out........how times have changed in Toxteth lol

    Nice to finally see inside mate :thumb
     
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    Vulex 28DL Regular User
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    I feel sorry for the moron who steals these wheels.
     
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    Choo Choo m8ty Mr Reality Hacker
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    Nice stuff m8ty. We did a tour thing and did the exact same thing go for a wonder lol.
     
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    Punk Insane for the drain
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    Nice set of snaps :thumb
    Looks very nice
     
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    nice work m8ty
    theres a nice tunnel in Toxteth ;)
     
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    That first image is the biz
     
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