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Lake Vyrnwy Dam Memorials

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwddyn, Powys

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Powys

Community: Llanwddyn

Community: Llanwddyn

Locality: Lake Vyrnwy Dam

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

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.

Exterior

Three bronze plaques of similar size each set into a slab of granite and framed in slate.

Reasons for Listing

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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