NZ0767 : Whittle Dene House

taken 6 years ago, near to Harlow Hill, Northumberland, Great Britain

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Whittle Dene House
Whittle Dene House
The house acts as a lodge at the entrance to Whittle Dene Water Treatment Works. The road on the left runs between the Military Road from the hill top of Harlow Hill to the A69 west of Horsley and is known as Oatens Bank. There is another photo here NZ0767 : Water Works
The Water Treatment Works is well hidden behind its screens of trees.
Whittle Dene Reservoir :: NZ0667
Whittle Dene is a series of seven small reservoirs owned by Northumbrian Water LinkExternal link

They are the southernmost in a water supply chain that starts with Catcleugh Reservoir close to the England - Scotland border NT7303. The other reservoirs that form the chain, connected by aqueducts and tunnels LinkExternal link roughly following the line of the A68, are Colt Crag NY9378, Little Swinburne NY9477 and Hallington Reservoirs NY9676. Together they supply water for domestic and industrial use on Tyneside and some outlying settlements.

The Whittle Dene complex was completed between 1848 and 1888, Catcleugh in 1906. The maximum depth is 11m, the surface area 17 hectares with a shoreline of 1.6km. Some 25 million gallons of water are supplied daily via the adjacent treatment works.

The Great Northern Reservoir at Whittle Dene is managed as a nature reserve. The other areas are used for fishing.

Photos of Whittle Dene: LinkExternal link
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link
Northumbrian Water (pdf): LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 5 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Housing, Dwellings  Roads, Road transport  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0794 6740 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:0.0666N 1:52.6446W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0785 6772
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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