SK4707 : Looking towards the northeast arm of Thornton Reservoir

taken 11 years ago, near to Thornton, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Looking towards the northeast arm of Thornton Reservoir
Looking towards the northeast arm of Thornton Reservoir
This 75 acre Severn Trent reservoir is set in rolling farmland and woodland with public access. There are trails for walkers, cyclists and for the disabled.
Leicester relied on wells and springs for drinking water, like most large cities and towns, until the 19th century when the cholera epidemics in 1831,1832 and 1847 forced Parliament into action. In 1847, an Act of Parliament allowed a private company to be formed to supply the city. By 1854, it had already built Thornton reservoir, together with a treatment plant and distribution mains. SK5411 : Cropston Reservoir, near Leicester reservoir was added in 1866, and SK5514 : Swithland Reservoir in 1896.
See LinkExternal link for the range of fish in the reservoir, and LinkExternal link for information about the tree sparrows in the area.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 February, 2007
Category
Reservoir > Reservoir   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 475 077 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.9070N 1:17.8830W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 471 073
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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