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Surveying Tower in Forest near Fishpools

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangunllo, Powys

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Latitude: 52.3036 / 52°18'13"N

Longitude: -3.1887 / 3°11'19"W

OS Eastings: 319046

OS Northings: 267942

OS Grid: SO190679

Mapcode National: GBR 9Y.WX7Q

Mapcode Global: VH69B.PC4D

Entry Name: Surveying Tower in Forest near Fishpools

Listing Date: 28 July 1999

Last Amended: 28 July 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22108

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: In forest to S of forest car park which is about 500m W of Fishpools.

County: Powys

Community: Llangunllo (Llangynllo)

Community: Llangunllo

Locality: Fforest Fach

Traditional County: Radnorshire

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Probably a surveying tower connected with the aqueduct supplying water to Birmingham from the Elan Valley reservoirs.


Circular stone tower in low courses of grey-brown stone. Window openings with both voussirs and lintels. Interior with ladder to top of tower.

Reasons for Listing

As part of the heroic Elan Valley water supply scheme, one of the wonders of C19 engineering.

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