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Thread: Waterworks, Buxton, Derbyshire, October 2018

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    Default Waterworks, Buxton, Derbyshire, October 2018


    1. The History
    The history about this place is rather scant, but then again, hardly surprising as itís a fairly small place in the grand scheme of things. Beautifully located in the Peak District in Derbyshire, just outside of Buxton, the pumping plant was built by The Buxton Council(?) Water Works (BCWW) in 1957 to service the now decommissioned Stanley Moor reservoir to the south-west. The two-storey building which has a yellow stone frontage and brick infill panels at the back has clearly been closed for some time.

    Stanley Moor Reservoir was a small, rectangular, impounding structure, formed on three sides by earth embankments and founded partly on limestone and partly on millstone grits. The inside was lined with puddle clay with a protective layer of masonry pitching. The reservoirís principal feeds were two nearby streams, to the west and to the north. The flow was intercepted and directed through aqueducts to the intake chute, by the operation of ďleaping weirĒ sluices.

    The reservoir had been built on a problematic geological fault-line. Its location where limestone and millstone grit met resulted in a high rate of leakage from the reservoir and despite the aforementioned clay lining. Despite investigations, the problem couldnít be rectified. In initially the water level was reduced by ten feet, and in 1946 the dam was breached in favour of a low-level weir channel reducing the capacity from 450,000 to 275,000 cubic metres. Itís unclear when the dam was decommissioned but when it was the water works would have then been surplus to requirements.

    2. The Explore
    This place has cropped up a few times this year. Itís a bit off-the-beaten-track in a beautiful location but pretty easy access. Despite this itís had its fair share of visits from several esteemed graff artists and the less-esteemed metal fairies have also paid this place a few visits too. Sadly, some idiots have smashed the place up a bit and lit small fires. Despite this itís well worth a visit and an hour of so of your time.

    3. The Pictures

    Viewed from the main road, looking towards Stanley Reservoir:

    img9972 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    We had really lovely light the morning we visited:

    img9974 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0017 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    Welcomed by a nice bit of Coloquix:

    img9976 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Not sure of the artist who did this:

    img9977 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Or this:

    img9978 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    In we go:
    img0015 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    BCWW 12 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9987 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    BCWW 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    BCWW 11 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Love this piece of art:

    BCWW 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Roof shot:

    img9985 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And on to the main hall:

    img0013 by HughieDW, on Flickr
    img9990 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9991 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0003 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0007 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    BCWW 07 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And more graff by this chap:

    img9992 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9993 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    BCWW 09 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And on to the room at the back of the works:

    img9994 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9995 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9998 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9996 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And another bit of Coloquix on the way out:

    BCWW 13 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    Nicely captured Hughie, nice graf too and love the shot of the door with the worms.

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    Another on my to do list.
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Love that dial, and good to see the worms again, it maybe a small building but its got some nice old bits left behind and some great decay, very nice HD
    ...

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    Love the worms and the eyes, brilliant artwork.

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    Excellent!

    Surprised to see some motors left in situ there - will probably be stolen soon..

    Everything like that over this way is live. Interesting to see what's inside. (getting explore urges now!)
    Full of meaty goodness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sausage View Post
    Excellent!

    Surprised to see some motors left in situ there - will probably be stolen soon..

    Everything like that over this way is live. Interesting to see what's inside. (getting explore urges now!)
    Thank you Sausage.
    Come on over! Currently very doable....

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    I enjoyed that the first pic was descriptive, Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    I enjoyed that the first pic was descriptive, Thanks
    It sort of gives you a good idea of how it sits in the landscape for sure...

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