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OVERFLOW TO LOWER LAKE, 3 WEIRS TO EAST SIDE OF DAM AND PUMP HOUSE ADJACENT TO MIDDLE WEIR IN BRETTON PARK

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: OVERFLOW TO LOWER LAKE, 3 WEIRS TO EAST SIDE OF DAM AND PUMP HOUSE ADJACENT TO MIDDLE WEIR IN BRETTON PARK

List entry Number: 1135467

Location

OVERFLOW TO LOWER LAKE, 3 WEIRS TO EAST SIDE OF DAM AND PUMP HOUSE ADJACENT TO MIDDLE WEIR IN BRETTON PARK, PARK LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Wakefield

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: West Bretton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-May-1988

Date of most recent amendment: 21-Jun-1990

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 342592

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Details

SE21SE WEST BRETTON PARK ROAD (south side, off)

8/96 Overflow to Lower Lake, - 3 weirs to east side of dam and pump house adjacent to middle weir, in Bretton Park.

GV II

Overflow, weirs and pumphouse. The overflow and weirs probably c.1782 (date of Lower Lake), the pump house probably early C19. The overflow and weirs are lined in coursed squared stone with slight tooling or vermiculation. The pump house is of coursed square rubble with quoins and has a stone slate roof. The top weir forms the east end of The Cut which flows eastward to the north of the lakes. The overlfow runs through a tunnel-vaulted skew-bridge to join the 2nd weir in a 90x curve. The 3rd weir is shallower. All the weirs are stepped and concave and the upper 2 weirs each have a drop of approx. 5 metres. The pump house has an internal brick wall which farms a wheel-housing containing an iron-spoked water wheel of approx. 2 metres (6 feet) in diameter. The other chamber contains a crankshaft with 2 connecting rods to a pump. The goit driving the wheel appears to have been blocked. The pump is said to have been used to pump drinking water from a lower level up to the main house approx. 700 metres away.

Listing NGR: SE2900812531

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National Grid Reference: SE 29008 12531

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