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Culvert exposed on Hyde lake
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Culvert exposed on Hyde lake

Clearance of invasive Rhododendron plants has been carried out by estate staff at the Hyde in recent weeks and the dam at the southern end of Darkalley Pond has been exposed where the water exits and continues on its way to Carterslodge Pond.
For over forty years I have passed this location unaware that the culvert under the road had an ornamental exit.
At first I thought the blocks were of sandstone, but bricks are exposed beneath the rendering on a block on the left hand side.
The Large Version shows a more distant view of the culvert, but on the left of the picture can be seen the remains of a small brick shed which contains no clues of why it was built.
Please can anyone offer a solution as to its former use?

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Picture added on 02 January 2016 at 16:27
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I used to catch eels in the culvert, that was 60 years ago.
I think that the shed was used for storing tools, rakes, etc.
Added by Mick Feist (Canada) on 07 January 2016
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