Rudyard Lake Dam

Rudyard Lake Dam


Leek, United Kingdom (GB)
The Rudyard Lake Dam was built by Thomas Peak and John Mansfield and was completed in 1800. It was designed by John Rennie to create a feeder reservoir for the Caldon Canal and the Tent and Mersey Canal.

The dam is 155m long and 11m wide and is formed from an earth bank with a puddle clay core which is faced with stone on the water side.

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With the opening in 1849 of North Staffordshire Railway whose line ran alongside the lake the reservoir became a popular leisure destination.
The Rudyard Lake Dam was built by Thomas Peak and John Mansfield and was completed in 1800. It was designed by John Rennie to create a feeder reservoir for the Caldon Canal and the Tent and Mersey Canal.

The dam is 155m long and 11m wide and is formed from an earth bank with a puddle clay core which is faced with stone on the water side.

With the opening in 1849 of North Staffordshire Railway whose line ran alongside the lake the reservoir became a popular leisure destination.
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Links: www.rudyardlake.co.uk, www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk, www.waymarking.com
By: Mike_bjm

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