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Oswestry Reservoir and dam
Oswestry, Shropshire
associated engineer
George Frederick Deacon
Thomas Hawksley
date  1881 - 1892
era  Victorian  |  category  Dam/Reservoir  |  reference  SJ270295
Part of extensive water engineering works leading from Britain's first high masonry dam at Lake Vyrnwy along 68 miles of aqueduct to service reservoirs at Prescot, east of Liverpool.
Water is filtered at the Oswestry Reservoir, which is one of several balancing reservoirs and water tanks along the route of the pipeline.
The 500yd long earth dam constructed at Oswestry provides for some 52 million gals water storage. Local plant includes two booster pumps, which were refurbished in 1991.
reference sources   CEH W&W
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Oswestry Reservoir and dam