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Description: Reservoir Outfall and Sluices to Wilton Reservoir
Wilton Reservoir Outfall and Canal Crossing Lock
Date Listed: 30 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 310749
OS Grid Reference: SU2626262266
OS Grid Coordinates: 426262, 162266
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3589, -1.6242
SU 26 SE
5/29 Reservoir outfall and sluices
to Wilton Reservoir
Outfall to Wilton reservoir, 1836 by John Blackwell, for the Kennet
and Avon Canal Co. Brick with stone corners and timber sluices.
Three sluices in row, restored, controlling outfall water at
various levels, with weir to 2 and channel to feeder cut. Two weir
sinks for overflow, with piped outfall beneath apron also to feeder
cut. Feeder has gauge weir and channel to pound below Lock 61
(q.v.). Syphon under towpath. The reservoir was constructed to
contain the springs of Wilton village as a reliable water source
for the canal. One of an important group of industrial and
utilitarian monuments of special interest.
Listing NGR: SU2626262266
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Source: English Heritage
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