SK1692 : Road alongside Howden Reservoir

taken 25 days ago, near to Beaver's Croft [other Features], Derbyshire, Great Britain

Road alongside Howden Reservoir
Road alongside Howden Reservoir
By the end of the 19th century, there was a rapidly rising demand for water from the growing industrial cities of the East Midlands and South Yorkshire. The Upper Derwent Valley was chosen as a conveniently close site for water storage and the Howden and Derwent Dams were built between 1902 and 1916. Howden Dam was completed in July 1912. To build the dams one thousand people - workers and their families lived in the'Navvy Village' of Birchinlee, known as 'Tin Town'. It was to the west of what was to become Derwent Reservoir. The stone for the dams was quarried at Bolehill near Grindleford.

This was evening at the end of October and the light was rapidly fading.
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SK1692, 53 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 8 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1656 9295 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.9846N 1:45.1329W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1665 9290
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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