SE0308 : The dam of Swellands Reservoir, Marsden

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Marsden, Kirklees, Great Britain

The dam of Swellands Reservoir, Marsden
The dam of Swellands Reservoir, Marsden
In 1810 this reservoir was being constructed for the Huddersfield Canal Company when at 1am on 29th November the dam burst and the peaty water swept down Butterley Clough with great force. A cottage at Bank Bottom was destroyed and the five occupants killed, and the wife of the miller at Horsfall's Mill was swept out of her bed and down the River Colne, to be found drowned six miles downstream. (From the information board at Black Moss Reservoir)
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Thursday, 7 October, 2010   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 9 October, 2010
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Reservoir dam   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 038 089 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.6011N 1:56.6450W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 038 089
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