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Clayton-le-Moors Reservoir – Victorian reservoir in Clayton-le-Woods opens for tours

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An underground Victorian reservoir is to be opened to the public before being demolished to make way for houses. The brick-vaulted Clayton reservoir, decommissioned 21 years ago, is under land in Back Lane, Clayton-le-Woods. 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. Paul Jones, from developers Kingswood Homes, said it would be open for guided tours for two weeks. He said: “We felt it was important to open it to the local community to give them the opportunity to come and have a look at the archaeology and the history.”

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