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Snoop around Toxteth reservoir

City's hidden spots revealed in heritage open days

Published on September 2nd 2013.

Snoop around Toxteth reservoir

HALF the size of a football pitch and just as devoid of water, Toxteth Reservoir, on High Park Street, is open to the public this Friday (Sept 6, 10am-4pm).

The Grade-II listed reservoir, empty for the past 15 years, was built around 1850 in one of the highest places in the city and provided clean water to Liverpool residents up until its closure in 1997.

It houses stunning internal brickwork and a roof supported by cast iron columns of curved bricked arches and is one of the earliest examples of public health engineering in the world.

Liverpool’s more well-known buildings, such as St George’s Hall and the Town Hall will also be open, celebrating England’s rich architecture and culture by allowing visitors to have a closer look at buildings around the country.

Liverpool Heritage Month takes place throughout September, involving a total of 70 venues across the city.

For a full list of events over September visit here

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Judith PattersonSeptember 3rd 2013.

I will take a look myself when I get back.

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