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Clatto Reservoir, with Sluice House, Entrance Railings and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Dundee, Dundee

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.4991 / 56°29'56"N

Longitude: -3.0275 / 3°1'38"W

OS Eastings: 336845

OS Northings: 734583

OS Grid: NO368345

Mapcode National: GBR Z3G.HQ

Mapcode Global: WH7R3.GXL3

Entry Name: Clatto Reservoir, with Sluice House, Entrance Railings and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 12 March 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361265

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25106

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: Strathmartine

Traditional County: Angus

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Description

J & A Leslie, engineers, 1874.

Near rectangular reservoir with gently sloping coursed whinstone rubble pitching or surface. On earthern mound, with central puddle. Ashlar lined overflow channel, with original sluice gate, runs from centre of S side.

SLUICE HOUSE: sited on artificial mound at head of reservoir. Circular single-storey ashlar-built structure. Block pedimented door, shuttered windows and alternate ventilator slits. Interior not seen but likely to contain original valves and to drop considerably. Conical slate roof with timber finial.

Square ashlar valve tower rises from reservoir near sluice house, with railings and probable original mechanism.

Cylindrical dome-capped rock-faced rubble gatepiers at NW of site. Flanking cast-iron barley-sugar railings to sides. Gates modern. Rubble-built coped boundary walls.

Statement of Interest

Regulates water pressure on its way from Lintrathen. Clatto "was brought into being under the Act of 1874 as an afterthought to provide adequate balancing storage".

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