SK9767 : Bracebridge Heath Water Tower and Reservoir

taken 6 years ago, near to Bracebridge Heath, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Bracebridge Heath Water Tower and Reservoir
Bracebridge Heath Water Tower and Reservoir
Water pumping station and reservoir located on Grantham Road. In 1904/5 a typhoid epidemic in Lincoln resulted in 131 deaths. Contaminated water supplies were blamed and it was necessary to improve the quality of the supply. A new source of supply at Elkesley (Notts - see LinkExternal link ) was used and from 1911 to the present day water pumped from Elkesley goes into Westgate water tower (see SK9771 : Westgate Water Tower ) with the surplus passed by gravitation to Bracebridge Heath Reservoir. It is a covered reservoir with a capacity of six million gallons which serves the low districts of Lincoln as well as Bracebridge Heath and RAF Waddington. It has recently had a booster station fitted and has been linked to Leaderham service reservoir.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 29 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9781 6722 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.5849N 0:32.2480W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9783 6719
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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