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Latitude: 52.7628 / 52°45'46"N
Longitude: -3.454 / 3°27'14"W
OS Eastings: 301985
OS Northings: 319345
OS Grid: SJ019193
Mapcode National: GBR 6L.Z1G9
Mapcode Global: WH67T.XTFB
Entry Name: Lake Vyrnwy Dam Memorials
Listing Date: 26 February 2003
Last Amended: 26 February 2003
Source ID: 80917
Building Class: Commemorative
Location: Set into a partially artificial rockface at the north-east end of the Vyrnwy Dam, overlooking the dam road.
Locality: Lake Vyrnwy Dam
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The first plaque is that at the centre, sited on the centreline of the dam road. It commemorates the laying of the first stone of the dam by the Rt. Hon. Edward James, third Earl of Powis on the 14th of July 1881. The work was to the design of Thomas Hawksley and George Frederick Deacon, under the Act authorising Liverpool Corporation to construct the Vyrnwy Waterworks which received Royal Assent in August 1880.
To right and left are plaques commemorating further works on the reservoir and its systems of aqueducts completed in 1910 and 1938.
Three bronze plaques of similar size each set into a slab of granite and framed in slate.
An important memorial explaining one of the finest landscape achievements of Victorian Britain, listed also for group value with the Grade I Vyrnwy Dam.
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