The plaque reads
These troughs are the last remaining pair of seven, which were located down the west side of Main St. with one on the east side near Town End. The water originates from a spring at the foot of Chelmorton Low and originally ran as a stream known as Illy-Willy-Water. When the troughs were installed, they were connected by gritstone channels to improve the flow, which ended at "Chelmorton Docks" before disappearing down a "swallet" at Town End. The villagers began modernising their water supply in the late 19th century by installing a header tank and piping the water to houses and farms. The Illy-Willy-Water now runs underground and the village supply is from Ladybower.
In 2005 restoration and enhancement of this site and the village pound was undertaken as a joint venture by The Peak District National Park Authority and Chelmorton Parish Council, financed by The Sustainable Development Fund and the Parish Council.
THE TROUGHS ARE THE PROPERTY OF CHELMORTON PARISH COUNCIL