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Town Reservoir

A Grade II Listed Building in Chirk, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9314 / 52°55'53"N

Longitude: -3.0688 / 3°4'7"W

OS Eastings: 328256

OS Northings: 337646

OS Grid: SJ282376

Mapcode National: GBR 72.MC34

Mapcode Global: WH78C.TLV2

Entry Name: Town Reservoir

Listing Date: 29 July 1998

Last Amended: 29 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20254

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: The reservoir is in Reservoir Wood, S of Station Avenue, and E of the S extension of Llwyn-y-cil Road to the caravan park.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Chirk (Y Waun)

Community: Chirk

Locality: Llwyn-y-cil

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

The reservoir was constructed for Lady Charlotte Myddleton in c1824 as an important element in her plan to improve the conditions of the inhabitants of Chirk, most of whom were tenants of Chirk Castle.

Exterior

The reservoir consists of a circular pit, approximately 2.0m deep, sunk into the hilltop outside the park gate, providing a gravity fall of approximately 18m to the centre of the town. It is constructed with stone walls approximately 1m thick, set in puddled clay. The diameter is c10m. There is no surviving evidence for the intake or draw off pipework, nor of any possible cover.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an interesting and early example of a town water system built under estate patronage.

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