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Overflow to Lower Lake, 3 Weirs to East Side of Dam and Pump House Adjacent to Middle Weir in Bretton Park

A Grade II Listed Building in West Bretton, Wakefield

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Latitude: 53.6085 / 53°36'30"N

Longitude: -1.563 / 1°33'46"W

OS Eastings: 429008

OS Northings: 412531

OS Grid: SE290125

Mapcode National: GBR KVJQ.D5

Mapcode Global: WHCBB.YKVG

Entry Name: Overflow to Lower Lake, 3 Weirs to East Side of Dam and Pump House Adjacent to Middle Weir in Bretton Park

Listing Date: 6 May 1988

Last Amended: 21 June 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135467

English Heritage Legacy ID: 342592

Location: West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4

County: Wakefield

Civil Parish: West Bretton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Woolley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(south side, off)

8/96 Overflow to Lower Lake,
- 3 weirs to east side of
dam and pump house
adjacent to middle
weir, in Bretton Park.


Overflow, weirs and pumphouse. The overflow and weirs probably c.1782 (date
of Lower Lake), the pump house probably early C19. The overflow and weirs
are lined in coursed squared stone with slight tooling or vermiculation. The
pump house is of coursed square rubble with quoins and has a stone slate
roof. The top weir forms the east end of The Cut which flows eastward to the
north of the lakes. The overlfow runs through a tunnel-vaulted skew-bridge
to join the 2nd weir in a 90x curve. The 3rd weir is shallower. All the
weirs are stepped and concave and the upper 2 weirs each have a drop of
approx. 5 metres. The pump house has an internal brick wall which farms a
wheel-housing containing an iron-spoked water wheel of approx. 2 metres (6
feet) in diameter. The other chamber contains a crankshaft with 2 connecting
rods to a pump. The goit driving the wheel appears to have been blocked.
The pump is said to have been used to pump drinking water from a lower level
up to the main house approx. 700 metres away.

Listing NGR: SE2900812531

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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