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Acklington Park Dam (Acklington)

Acklington Park Dam.
Acklington Park Dam.

Acklington Park Ironworks was built in 1776. The mill was waterpowered and a dam was built by Smeaton for John Archbold of Acton and Edward Cook of Brainshaugh in 1776. This dam is now considered to be one of the finest dams in England. It is horseshoe-shaped with a vertical face and is located upstream of Guyzance Bridge. Some repair works were carried out on the dam in 1926. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5562
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Acklington


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