Monument record MDR15331 - Ashop Weir, Hope Woodlands

Type and Period (1)

  • (Early 20th Century - 1920 AD to 1929 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Concrete and steel dam weir built across the River Ashop above its confluence with the River Alport. Built of vertical set reinforced concrete sheets forming a 'corrugated' wall. Across the dam is a metal walkway with a handrail. The river collects water for the Woodlands Valley conduit (see SMR 8297) which leads into the Derwent Reservoir. The watercourse and dam were built in the 1920s to increase the catchment area of the Derwent and Howden reservoirs. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Bevan, B (PDNPA). 1994. Alport Dale, Hope Woodlands, Derbyshire, archaeological survey.



Grid reference Centred SK 1399 8944 (110m by 61m)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3766

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Record last edited

Apr 9 2015 2:28PM

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