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Hamer Pasture Dam
Syke, north of Rochdale, Greater Manchester
associated engineer
Not known
date  1839 - 1846
era  Victorian  |  category  Dam/Reservoir  |  reference  SD895165
ICE reference number  HEW 544
The dam and its reservoir were built some time between 1839 and 1846 to provide water to Rochdale for public use. The reservoir has been left empty for over 70 years because of a reputed break in its single outlet pipe.
Hamer Pasture Dam is an earth dam with a maximum height of 16m and a length of some 200m. It was possibly designed by J. Mellor.
The reservoir is about 3km north of Rochdale Town Hall.
We know of no noteworthy features. If you have any further information on this dam, we'd be very pleased to hear from you.
Research: PD

Hamer Pasture Dam