SD9518 : Presumed sluice chamber on Solomon cutting

taken 1 year ago, near to Summit, Rochdale, Great Britain

Presumed sluice chamber on Solomon cutting
Presumed sluice chamber on Solomon cutting
The modern OS map has the caption 'sluice' but I could not see one, so perhaps it is in this little stone chamber. It would be difficult to get into a position where one could look inside.
Solomon Cutting, Chelburn Moor, Littleborough :: SD9519
This water channel diverts Light Hazzles Clough across a low ridge to Higher Chelburn Reservoir. It was constructed before 1850, when the reservoir supplied water to the summit pound of the Rochdale Canal.

On the ridge there is a pond with a weir on the channel going forward to the reservoir and a higher weir on an overflow channel that drops back down to Light Hazzles Clough, now called the River Roch despite its small size.

Approaching the reservoir there is another overflow controlled by a stop board, which in July 2017 is diverting all flow to the watercourse downstream of the reservoir. Then there is a storage pond with a weir at the outlet, and the channel finally plunges steeply down to the reservoir.

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Date Taken
Monday, 24 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Water resources  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9531 1896 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.0258N 2:4.3475W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9531 1896
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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