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Howden Dam howden Reservoir

A Grade II Listed Building in Bradfield, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.4285 / 53°25'42"N

Longitude: -1.7451 / 1°44'42"W

OS Eastings: 417036

OS Northings: 392440

OS Grid: SK170924

Mapcode National: GBR JX8S.0Q

Mapcode Global: WHCC7.528Z

Entry Name: Howden Dam howden Reservoir

Listing Date: 8 August 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1132874

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335353

Location: Hope Woodlands, High Peak, Derbyshire, S33

County: Derbyshire

District: High Peak

Civil Parish: Bradfield

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Bradfield St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 19/05/2015.

The asset was previously listed twice also under the parish of Hope Woodlands at List Entry 1087991. This entry was removed from the List on 19/05/2015.

(east side)

7/29 Howden Dam,
Howden Reservoir.


Dam. 1901-12. Edward Sandeman, engineer, W. Flockhart, architectural
adviser. Coursed, squared rock-faced gritstone, the core of large stone
blocks set in concrete. 117 ft high, 178 ft thick at base, tapering
to 10 ft at the top. Two castellated towers with arched corbel tables.
Pairs of small round-arched windows to three sides , a door to the forth side. Massive gateways at each end with battered sides and banded rock-faced
rustication. Pseudo Gibbs-type entrance arches with huge vermiculated
blocks and a solid pediment. Parapet walls linking gate piers to the
towers with a dentil course to the south. At the base of the western
tower a foundation stone inscribed:
Glory to thee in the highest
in the year of the Lord
This Howden Reservoir
was built by the
Derwent Valley Water Board
for the use of the people of
Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield
and Derbyshire.
The west part of the dam lies in the parish of Hope Woodlands,
Derbyshire q.v. The Builder, October 25th 1912, pp447-9.

Listing NGR: SK1703692440

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