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Listed Building record MDR8645 - Former water supply pump or filter house, Castle Hill, Bakewell

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Gritstone waterworks, dated 1831. Instrumental in the provision of Bakewell's first piped water supply. (1) Photographic record. (2, 3) Listed former water supply pump or filter house, now in the garden of Coombes Hay. This building is dated to 1831 and was built for the Duke of Rutland. It is constructed of sandstone ashlar and has a flat roof that is now of corrugates sheeting. It is rectangular in plan, and is a single cell that is a single-storey high. There is a basket-arched doorway, with a late 20th century door and a sunken oval date panel above. There is a moulded cornice and a two-course ashlar parapet. It has square, high-level window openings to each return. The interior of the building is ashlar-lined, and has semi-octagonal imposts, from which spring the ribs of a vaulted ceiling with rosette boss. No original machinery survives. This building was described in 1847 as a 'waterhouse with mains pipes and other works'. It formed part of Bakewell's first piped water supply from the Duke's reservoirs near Manners Wood. It became the property of the Local Board in 1872, and is now [1974] in a private garden. (4)

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  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. C6, Challenger, G P, 1973.
  • <2> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 506.33a-35a.
  • <3> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 1973:2:5.
  • <4> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. Ref: 468068.



Grid reference Centred SK 2202 6893 (12m by 13m) Approximate

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Nov 6 2023 1:36PM

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