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Gilpin Bank : Grid ref - SD507975
In 1935 Haweswater was dammed to create a further supply for Manchester, the aqueduct fed into the Thirlmere system via the Watchgate W.W. , joining the Thirlmere Aqueduct at Gilpin Bank
The grey building newer grey building was constructed ontop of a Thirlmere well near Gilpin Bank north of Kendal marking the point where the two aqueducts joined. It was only after the war that Haweswater got its own 71 mile aqueduct down to Heaton Park, Manchester.

There has been substantial work carried out to the joining pipe to Gilpin Bank,judging tby the recent earthworks along its course. Some of the original gates in its path have been uprooted - whether they will be reinstated is a matter of conjecture as surveys of the aqueducts are now done by helicopter. SACRILIDGE
See Also Watch gate Waterworks Cumbria