Underground Reservoir, Clayton-le-Woods

September 2013 - Visited with ViralEye

An underground Victorian reservoir constructed to hold about 300,000 gallons – was built in 1884 to provide storage for clean water for Leyland and decommissioned in 1992. It is the oldest and last surviving example of brick vaulted reservoir construction in the area.

It is due for demolition after campaigners have not been able to raise money to preserve the reservoir and had failed in applications for it to be made a listed building.

English Heritage has twice refused an application for the reservoir to be made a listed building. It said it does not fulfil the criteria for national recognition as it is "neither a rare nor an exceptional example of its type".

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