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Latitude: 50.494 / 50°29'38"N
Longitude: -4.0437 / 4°2'37"W
OS Eastings: 255138
OS Northings: 68019
OS Grid: SX551680
Mapcode National: GBR Q0.LC51
Mapcode Global: FRA 27FR.DGC
Plus Code: 9C2QFXV4+JG
Entry Name: Burrator Dam
Listing Date: 1 September 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1382342
English Heritage Legacy ID: 482709
Location: Meavy, West Devon, Devon, PL20
Civil Parish: Meavy
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX56NE BURRATOR RESERVOIR
1537/5/10013 Burrator Dam
Reservoir dam. 1893-8; by James Manserch and Edward Sandeman, engineers; 1923-8 raised by 10ft. Concrete construction, faced in rusticated rock-faced granite. The outer [air] wall has extreme batter at its base. Above, at the centre a 5-bay arcaded weir spillway with battered bases to its piers and imposts to segmental arches. Rusticated stringcourses and coping to the parapets, the coping raised over the weir spillway; carriageway over the top of the dam with similar parapet on the reservoir side. Abutments have curved splays.
NOTE: Burrator Reservoir is supplied by the River Meavy and serves the City of Plymouth and Devonport. It held 657 million gallons of water and the capacity was increased to 1026 million gallons in 1923-8 when the dam was raised. It was the first substantial dam built in the South West of England.
SOURCE: 'Burrator and Sheepstor Dams', entry in Civil Engineering Heritage, Southern England, Institution of Civil Engineers.
Listing NGR: SX5513868019
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