HISTORY & HERITAGE SITES

Smithfield dam  (Groenspruit)

This dam was built circa 1864/5 to provide water for the wool washing plant.

Please see the dated photos attached of the dam wall and sluice tunnel.

This is surely a Civil Engineering structure of historical value, the Washing works tower and boiler included. The date that the dam washed away is not sure but is estimated to be around 1893/4

The structures is on Mr Lategan’s farm.