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Dam on the River Coquet


This horseshoe-shaped dam on the River Coquet was built in 1775 to provide water power for Park Mill ironworks. The mill and dam were designed by John Smeaton for John Archbold of Acton and Edward Cook of Brainshaugh (presumably partners in the mill). The dam has a 2.4m fall and 51.8 m radius of curvature. There was a retaining wall an millrace by the south side of the dam, towards the mill. The dam was repaired and a cement skirt added to it in 1926.[1]  In 2018 the dam was temporarily drained to enable repair work on a fish pass.[2] The dam is Grade II listed.

Note: there is another weir a short distance downstream at Guyzance Mill.

Acklington Park Brainshaugh 1775 Historic Buildings in Acklington Civil Parish The Dye House, Acklington Park Grade II Listed River Coquet
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Dam on the River Coquet

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The weir which was the scene of the Guyzance Tragedy

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Guyzance Weir

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Guyzance weir exposed

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The Dye House, Acklington Park
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The Dye House, Acklington Park
- Overview Map Street View Dye House is a residential building on the south banks of the River Coquet in Acklington Park, about a mile south of Guyzance. It was originally ...
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DAM ON RIVER COQUET 350 METRES UPSTREAM OF GUYZANCE BRIDGE - List Entry
- "Dam. 1775 by Smeaton for John Archbold of Acton and Edward Cook of Brainshaugh, repaired and cement skirt constructed 1926. Squared stone. Horseshoe dam with 2.4 metres fall and ...

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List number: 1153600
List grade: 2
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NU2029602883

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