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Western Weir on the River Clywedog

A Grade II Listed Building in Coedpoeth (Coed-poeth), Wrexham

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16558

Building Class: Industrial

Location: 750m approx W of Bersham village, immediately E of Offa's Dyke

County: Wrexham

Community: Coedpoeth (Coed-poeth)

Community: Esclusham

Locality: Bersham

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

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.

Exterior

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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