Information for record number MWA4312:
Napton Reservoirs, to N of Napton

Summary Napton Reservoirs, constructed in the Imperial period to serve the Warwick and Napton Canal.
What Is It?  
Type: Canal, Canal Reservoir, Dam, Mill Pond
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Napton on the Hill
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 46 62
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Two large reservoirs to the W of and adjacent to the Warwick and Napton canal near Napton Junction. "The company…decided to build a reservoir at Napton instead of buying water from the Oxford. Napton reservoir was duplicated in 1814".

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Canals of the East Midlands
Author/originator: C Hadfield
Date: 1966
Page Number: 29
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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument CANAL RESERVOIR * A supply of water used to keep canals that were vulnerable to water shortage topped up. back
monument CANAL * An artificial navigable waterway used for the transportation of goods. Nowadays also used for recreational purposes. back
monument MILL POND * The area of water retained above a mill dam for driving a mill. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument DAM * A barrier of concrete or earth, etc, built across a river to create a reservoir of water for domestic and/or industrial usage. back
monument RESERVOIR * A large natural or artificial body of water, sometimes covered, used to collect and store water for a particular function, eg. industrial or public use. back

* Copyright of English Heritage (1999)

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