SJ6886 : Lymm Dam and St Mary's Church

taken 6 years ago, near to Lymm, Warrington, Great Britain

Lymm Dam and St Mary's Church
Lymm Dam and St Mary's Church
Lymm Dam was built in 1824 when the turnpike road, which later became the present day A56, was created from Warrington to Stockport. Even in the early 19th century, there was concern over traffic congestion and local opposition prevented the road from passing through the centre of the village and so it was decided that the new road should cross what was then 'a pool and stream' in the valley below St Mary's Church.

In order to do this, an earth dam was constructed across the valley and, after its completion, the pool and stream below the church became the lake which is now known as Lymm Dam.

More information is available at LinkExternal link - the history of Lymm Dam.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 22 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 23 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Religious sites  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6815 8681 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.6306N 2:28.8135W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6811 8695
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Lake  Place of Religious Worship  19th Century  Nineteenth Century  Church  Anglican  Tower  Church of England  Parish Church 

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