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Gauge House at Claerwen Reservoir

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwrthwl, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2581 / 52°15'29"N

Longitude: -3.6584 / 3°39'30"W

OS Eastings: 286900

OS Northings: 263510

OS Grid: SN869635

Mapcode National: GBR 9B.ZV6Z

Mapcode Global: VH5CT.JHSS

Entry Name: Gauge House at Claerwen Reservoir

Listing Date: 14 November 2000

Last Amended: 14 November 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24387

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: Below Claerwen dam on the W side of the stone-lined channel.

County: Powys

Community: Llanwrthwl

Community: Llanwrthwl

Locality: Elan Valley

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

Claerwen Reservoir was built by the City of Birmingham Water Department 1948-52. The consulting engineers were Sir William Halcrow & Partners. The contractor was Edmund Nuttall Sons & Co of London.

Exterior

Small single-storey building of coursed, rock-faced reconstituted stone and the flat roof concealed behind a projecting coping course. A boarded door is on the E side, above which is a bronze plaque with raised lettering commemorating the inauguration of Claerwen Reservoir in October 1952 by Queen Elizabeth II. The side walls have small metal-framed windows incorporating top-hung casements.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with the Claerwen dam.

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