SK0698 : Torside Reservoir

4 km from Hadfield, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Torside Reservoir
Torside Reservoir
Looking west from the shore near the Torside Car Park.

Torside Reservoir was constructed between April 1849 and July 1864 as part of the Longdendale chain to supply water from the River Etherow to the urban areas of Greater Manchester. Torside is the largest of the Longdendale Reservoirs (LinkExternal link Longdendale Chain, Wikipedia) which extend for 6 miles eastwards. When this immense 29-year civil engineering project was completed in 1877 the chain of reservoirs formed the largest body of man-made water in the world, and was Europe’s first major conservation scheme.

Manchester Corporation commissioned Torside and the other reservoirs in the mid-19th century to provide drinking water for its rapidly increasing population. Four Acts of Parliament were needed for the entire scheme.
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Friday, 23 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 26 November, 2012
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Uplands  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Water resources 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 062 983 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.8832N 1:54.4826W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0674 9837
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