Western Weir on the River Clywedog
A Grade II Listed Building in Coedpoeth (Coed-poeth), Wrexham
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Latitude: 53.0382 / 53°2'17"N
Longitude: -3.0476 / 3°2'51"W
OS Eastings: 329852
OS Northings: 349508
OS Grid: SJ298495
Mapcode National: GBR 73.DQ5P
Mapcode Global: WH88Y.5W0P
Entry Name: Western Weir on the River Clywedog
Listing Date: 8 December 1995
Last Amended: 8 December 1995
Source ID: 16558
Building Class: Industrial
Location: 750m approx W of Bersham village, immediately E of Offa's Dyke
Community: Coedpoeth (Coed-poeth)
Traditional County: Denbighshire
History: The weir was probably constructed c1750 by Isaac Wilkinson, as part of a water power system possibly serving a small mine in the vicinity.
A high vertical weir, built on a slight curve. Roughly coursed and squared rubble, with remains of retaining wall surviving to N.
Reasons for Listing
Listed as a well-preserved example of a mid C18 weir, and as part of the extensive water-power systems developed on the River Clywedog during the C18 in association with industrial development in the surrounding areas.
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