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Stobsmuir Water Works, Clepington Road, Dundee

A Category B Listed Building in Maryfield, Dundee

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Latitude: 56.4773 / 56°28'38"N

Longitude: -2.9518 / 2°57'6"W

OS Eastings: 341467

OS Northings: 732093

OS Grid: NO414320

Mapcode National: GBR ZCZ.0N

Mapcode Global: WH7RB.MGK8

Plus Code: 9C8VF2GX+W7

Entry Name: Stobsmuir Water Works, Clepington Road, Dundee

Listing Name: Clepington Road and Return to Stobsmuir Road, Stobsmuir Water Works

Listing Date: 12 March 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361311

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25141

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200361311

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: Maryfield

Traditional County: Angus

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Rebuilt by David Baxter 1908. Near-rectangular plan concrete-roofed reservoir within castellated rubble-built boundary walls and towers. Elevation to Clepington Road: rock-faced rubble wall with ashlar coping. 2 small square-plan towers with corbelled-out castellated parapets: centre Valve House, Chart Room to right, each with central

nail-studded doors within roll - and hood-moulded architraves flanked by blind slit windows. Valve house inscribed Dundee Water Works 1845/1908. Chart Room bears arms of Dundee and has angle turrets.

S, E and W elevations: random rubble wall with ashlar coping. Small square towers with corbelled-out castellated parapets at angles and midpoints.

Reservoir concrete-roofed and turfed over. Valve house interior somewhat altered, except water level gauge.

Steel railings to Clepington Road with ashlar conical-capped gatepiers.

Statement of Interest

Dundee Water Company achieved its Act in 1845 and the works, including Stobsmuir Service Reservoir were completed in 1848. In 1869 the private company was taken over by Commissioners formed by the Magistrates and Council of the Royal Burgh of Dundee who obtained new Dundee Water Acts in 1872 and 1874.

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