Trevor Dunkerley <[log in to unmask]> wrote (in <000c01c34b82$
e89de740$cb0fbd50@computer>) about 'Culverts', on Wed, 16 Jul 2003:
>Can anyone point me in the direction of examples of the use of culverts
>diverted off a river to provide a large head of water for driving a
>water-wheel in an industrial situation.
There is an industrial site at Footscray in Kent, through which the
River Cray flows (that should identify it!). Beside the river, there was
at one time a swimming pool, originally a static water tank during WW2
(the site manager at the time had a constructive imagination!). In that
area, there were said to be 'culverts' under the ground. It is possible
that these were associated at one time with a water wheel or several,
but they would be undershot, I expect. I do not know whether the site
was ever excavated archaeologically.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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