SK1693 : Howden Reservoir

taken 27 days ago, near to Nether Hey [hill or Mountain], Sheffield, Great Britain

Howden Reservoir
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 is just past the furthest parking place on the path up to Slippery Stones looking towards the head of Howden Reservoir.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1687 9392 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.5071N 1:44.8498W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1678 9387
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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