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Report - Underground Reservoir, Clayton-le-Woods- Lancs - October 2013

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Will Knot, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Will Knot

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    A Bit of History......

    The reservoir – constructed to hold about 300,000 gallons. It is the oldest and last surviving example of brick vaulted reservoir construction in the area. Most of the reservoir, which is on Back Lane, is below ground level and there is little above ground to show that it even exists.

    This underground Victorian reservoir opened to the public before being demolished to make way for houses. Built in 1884 to provide water storage for Leyland. The brick-vaulted Clayton reservoir, decommissioned 21 years ago, is under land in Back Lane, Clayton-le-Woods.

    Historian Boyd Harris, who has written a commemorative booklet on the reservoir, described it as "like being in the hall of the mountain king". English Heritage has twice refused an application for the reservoir to be made a listed building. It said it does not fulfill the criteria for national recognition as it is "neither a rare nor an exceptional example of its type".

    Campaigners have not been able to raise money to preserve the reservoir and had failed in applications for it to be made a listed building.

    The Explore................well a solo visit!

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    Hope you enjoyed the pics :) I Will Knot :thumb
     

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