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Elan Valley dam, Rhyader: the Pen-y-garreg dam

RIBA119677
Gray, J. M.
NOTES: The Elan Valley scheme was a project to supply clean water to Birmingham, some 20 miles away. The proposal was to dam the Elan and Caerwen rivers and originally three dams were constructed in Elan Valley by engineers Gray and Mansergh between 1893-1904. These comprised the Caban Coch with Garreg-ddu, Pen-y-garreg and Craig Coch dams. Three more were proposed in the Caerwen Valley, but postponed owing to the Second World War and with improvements to materials and engineering meant a much larger concrete dam could be built higher up the valley (the Caerwen dam officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952).

Elan Valley dam, Rhyader: the Pen-y-garreg dam

RIBA119678
Gray, J. M.
NOTES: The Elan Valley scheme was a project to supply clean water to Birmingham, some 20 miles away. The proposal was to dam the Elan and Caerwen rivers and originally three dams were constructed in Elan Valley by engineers Gray and Mansergh between 1893-1904. These comprised the Caban Coch with Garreg-ddu, Pen-y-garreg and Craig Coch dams. Three more were proposed in the Caerwen Valley, but postponed owing to the Second World War and with improvements to materials and engineering meant a much larger concrete dam could be built higher up the valley (the Caerwen dam officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952).

Elan Valley dam, Rhyader: the Pen-y-garreg dam

RIBA119679
Gray, J. M.
NOTES: The Elan Valley scheme was a project to supply clean water to Birmingham, some 20 miles away. The proposal was to dam the Elan and Caerwen rivers and originally three dams were constructed in Elan Valley by engineers Gray and Mansergh between 1893-1904. These comprised the Caban Coch with Garreg-ddu, Pen-y-garreg and Craig Coch dams. Three more were proposed in the Caerwen Valley, but postponed owing to the Second World War and with improvements to materials and engineering meant a much larger concrete dam could be built higher up the valley (the Caerwen dam officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952).

Elan Valley dam, Rhyader: the Craig Coch dam

RIBA119680
Gray, J. M.
NOTES: The Elan Valley scheme was a project to supply clean water to Birmingham, some 20 miles away. The proposal was to dam the Elan and Caerwen rivers and originally three dams were constructed in Elan Valley by engineers Gray and Mansergh between 1893-1904. These comprised the Caban Coch with Garreg-ddu, Pen-y-garreg and Craig Coch dams. Three more were proposed in the Caerwen Valley, but postponed owing to the Second World War and with improvements to materials and engineering meant a much larger concrete dam could be built higher up the valley (the Caerwen dam officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952).

Elan Valley dam, Rhyader: the Craig Coch dam

RIBA119681
Gray, J. M.
NOTES: The Elan Valley scheme was a project to supply clean water to Birmingham, some 20 miles away. The proposal was to dam the Elan and Caerwen rivers and originally three dams were constructed in Elan Valley by engineers Gray and Mansergh between 1893-1904. These comprised the Caban Coch with Garreg-ddu, Pen-y-garreg and Craig Coch dams. Three more were proposed in the Caerwen Valley, but postponed owing to the Second World War and with improvements to materials and engineering meant a much larger concrete dam could be built higher up the valley (the Caerwen dam officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952).

Elan Valley dam, Rhyader

RIBA119682
Gray, J. M.
NOTES: The Elan Valley scheme was a project to supply clean water to Birmingham, some 20 miles away. The proposal was to dam the Elan and Caerwen rivers and originally three dams were constructed in Elan Valley by engineers Gray and Mansergh between 1893-1904. These comprised the Caban Coch with Garreg-ddu, Pen-y-garreg and Craig Coch dams. Three more were proposed in the Caerwen Valley, but postponed owing to the Second World War and with improvements to materials and engineering meant a much larger concrete dam could be built higher up the valley (the Caerwen dam officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952).

Elan Valley dam, Rhyader

RIBA119683
Gray, J. M.
NOTES: The Elan Valley scheme was a project to supply clean water to Birmingham, some 20 miles away. The proposal was to dam the Elan and Caerwen rivers and originally three dams were constructed in Elan Valley by engineers Gray and Mansergh between 1893-1904. These comprised the Caban Coch with Garreg-ddu, Pen-y-garreg and Craig Coch dams. Three more were proposed in the Caerwen Valley, but postponed owing to the Second World War and with improvements to materials and engineering meant a much larger concrete dam could be built higher up the valley (the Caerwen dam officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952).

Elan Valley dam, Rhyader: the Caerwen dam

RIBA119684
Sir William Halcrow & Partners
NOTES: The Elan Valley scheme was a project to supply clean water to Birmingham, some 20 miles away. The proposal was to dam the Elan and Caerwen rivers and originally three dams were constructed in Elan Valley by engineers Gray and Mansergh between 1893-1904. These comprised the Caban Coch with Garreg-ddu, Pen-y-garreg and Craig Coch dams. Three more were proposed in the Caerwen Valley, but postponed owing to the Second World War and with improvements to materials and engineering meant a much larger concrete dam could be built higher up the valley (the Caerwen dam officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952).

Elan Valley dam, Rhyader: the Caerwen dam

RIBA119685
Sir William Halcrow & Partners
NOTES: The Elan Valley scheme was a project to supply clean water to Birmingham, some 20 miles away. The proposal was to dam the Elan and Caerwen rivers and originally three dams were constructed in Elan Valley by engineers Gray and Mansergh between 1893-1904. These comprised Caban Coch with Garreg-ddu, Pen-y-garreg and Craig Coch. Three more dams were proposed in the Caerwen Valley, but postponed owing to the Second World War and with improvements to materials and engineering meant a much larger concrete dam could be built higher up the valley. This was the Caerwen dam (designed by Sir William Halcrow & Partners) which was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952.

Elan Valley dam, Rhyader: the Foel or pumping tower on the Caban Coch dam

RIBA119686
Gray, J. M.
NOTES: The Elan Valley scheme was a project to supply clean water to Birmingham, some 20 miles away. The proposal was to dam the Elan and Caerwen rivers and originally three dams were constructed in Elan Valley by engineers Gray and Mansergh between 1893-1904. These comprised the Caban Coch with Garreg-ddu, Pen-y-garreg and Craig Coch dams. Three more were proposed in the Caerwen Valley, but postponed owing to the Second World War and with improvements to materials and engineering meant a much larger concrete dam could be built higher up the valley (the Caerwen dam officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952).

Elan Valley dam, Rhyader: the Foel or pumping tower on the Caban Coch dam

RIBA119687
Gray, J. M.
NOTES: The Elan Valley scheme was a project to supply clean water to Birmingham, some 20 miles away. The proposal was to dam the Elan and Caerwen rivers and originally three dams were constructed in Elan Valley by engineers Gray and Mansergh between 1893-1904. These comprised the Caban Coch with Garreg-ddu, Pen-y-garreg and Craig Coch dams. Three more were proposed in the Caerwen Valley, but postponed owing to the Second World War and with improvements to materials and engineering meant a much larger concrete dam could be built higher up the valley (the Caerwen dam officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952).

Elan Valley dam, Rhyader: the suspension bridge giving access to the model village

RIBA119690
Gray, J. M.
NOTES: The Elan Valley scheme was a project to supply clean water to Birmingham, some 20 miles away. The proposal was to dam the Elan and Caerwen rivers and originally three dams were constructed in Elan Valley by engineers Gray and Mansergh between 1893-1904. These comprised the Caban Coch with Garreg-ddu, Pen-y-garreg and Craig Coch dams. Three more were proposed in the Caerwen Valley, but postponed owing to the Second World War and with improvements to materials and engineering meant a much larger concrete dam could be built higher up the valley (the Caerwen dam officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1952).
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