SK1794 : The highest point of Howden Reservoir

taken 29 days ago, near to Cold Side [other Features], Sheffield, Great Britain

The highest point of Howden Reservoir
The highest point of 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. A railway was built to carry the stone up the valley from the main line near Bamford. The concrete foundations to support this bridge can still be seen.

This is past the furthest parking place on the three quarter mile walk up to Slippery Stones. The head of Howden Reservoir is through the trees and this is where the River Derwent flows into it.
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SK1794, 26 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1707 9448 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.8088N 1:44.6674W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1699 9448
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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