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Monument record MDR5811 - Former Water Works, Little Hallam

Type and Period (2)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Victorian - 1880 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 462405 Oakwell, Reservoir. A reservoir fed from the Oakwell stream and by a pumped supply out of the shaft of Kirk Hallam Colliery, also supplemented by water from the Nutbrook to supply drinking water to the town. Superseded by the Meerbrook Sough supply from Holmesford Cottage under the Ilkeston & Heanor Water Board. Afterwards used for boating and sporting activities and now the haunt of fishermen. (1). In addition to the reservoir, two filter beds and a short length of tramway are shown on the 2nd ed. 25" OS map of c. 1900. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1986. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part II - Borough of Erewash. p 12.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile). Sheet LI.1, 1900.



Grid reference Centred SK 461 405 (176m by 173m) Centre

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Record last edited

Jun 6 2022 2:02PM

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