SD9519 : Solomon Cutting, Chelburn Moor

taken 8 months ago, near to Summit, Rochdale, Great Britain

Solomon Cutting, Chelburn Moor
Solomon Cutting, Chelburn Moor
In summer the flow is mostly hidden by grass and other plants, but here the flow can be seen.
Solomon Cutting, Chelburn Moor, Littleborough
This water channel diverts Light Hazzles Clough across a low ridge to Higher Chelburn Reservoir. It was constructed before 1850, when the reservoir supplied water to the summit pound of the Rochdale Canal.

On the ridge there is a pond with a weir on the channel going forward to the reservoir and a higher weir on an overflow channel that drops back down to Light Hazzles Clough, now called the River Roch despite its small size.

Approaching the reservoir there is another overflow controlled by a stop board, which in July 2017 is diverting all flow to the watercourse downstream of the reservoir. Then there is a storage pond with a weir at the outlet, and the channel finally plunges steeply down to the reservoir.

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Date Taken
Monday, 24 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Water resources 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9535 1907 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.0852N 2:4.3112W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9535 1907
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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