SP9213 : Startopsend Reservoir and hide

taken 5 years ago, near to Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Startopsend Reservoir and hide
Startopsend Reservoir and hide
A view from the northern bank of Startopsend Reservoir looking across the corner of the reservoir to the bird hide roughly half way along the embankment separating this reservoir from its neighbour, Marsworth Reservoir.
These reservoirs near Tring are quite unusual in that the water in them is not for drinking but to supply the summit level of the Grand Union Canal. For those who are wondering, "Startopsend" is pronounced locally as (approximately) "Starrups-end".
Startopsend (or just Startops) Reservoir, near Tring :: SP9114
Startopsend Reservoir was opened in 1817 to provide water for the Grand Junction Canal (now the Grand Union Canal). All but the section of the reservoir adjacent to the Marsworth Reservoir dam are in SP9113. Most of Startopsend Reservoir is in Hertfordshire, but the northernmost part is in Buckinghamshire. It differs from the other reservoirs in the area in that it has very little natural vegetation. It has the Marsworth Reservoir dam on its eastern flank, plus the road on the Tringford Reservoir dam. The Northern edge separates it from the Grand Union Canal and the South West and North West sides are also dams. It takes the overflow water from Marsworth and Tringford Reservoirs and has no direct supply of water.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 December, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 31 December, 2013
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9203 1373 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.8781N 0:39.9819W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9201 1389
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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