(Page created 19/04/05. Last updated 26/09/18)
Cumbria sites listed in the MMP Step Three report for water and sewage industries:
|Thirlmere Reservoir 1890-94||NY 3094 1895||++||England’s first masonry dam|
|Thirlmere Aqueduct 1890-94||NY 321 149||++||Part of Manchester Corporation’s 1890s impounding scheme. It remains in use with numerous bridges of technological and architectural interest|
|Thirlmere Aqueduct – Thickholme Bridge||NY 410 016||+/++||Aqueduct bridge, important architecturally|
|Thirlmere Aqueduct – pipe bridge on the R.Mint||SD 528 948||+||Aqueduct bridge, important architecturally|
|Penrith Leat 1400-19||NY 491 329||R/+||Documented medieval leat that supplied township of Penrith. SMR identifies it with Thacka Beck to NW of town. This beck is a V shaped channel that can be traced from an intake on R.Petteril to NW of Penrith|
|Haweswater Reservoir and Aqueduct 1929-41||NY 5029 1576||++||First British mass concrete buttress dam. Substantial survival of associated navvy camp|
|Roman Aqueduct||NY 6065 0600||+||Substantial fragment of Roman leat that served Low Borrowbridge fort. Survives as well-defined earthworks|
The grading system:
++ Sites of clear national importance, for which statutory protection will normally be appropriate
+ Sites of national importance, but of less priority for resource allocation
R Sites of regional rather than national importance
Thirlmere mines (and the drowning of the valley) : Ian Tyler, Blue Rock Publications, 1999
The Thirlmere and Haweswater aqueducts feature in the Hidden Manchester website.
The effect of the construction of the Thirlmere aqueduct on the local community is described in the North Craven Heritage website.