SD9620 : The Northern End of Light Hazzles Reservoir

taken 6 years ago, near to Warland, Calderdale, Great Britain

The Northern End of Light Hazzles Reservoir
The Northern End of Light Hazzles Reservoir
The Pennine Way above Littleborough runs alongside reservoirs that are among the earliest built in the North of England, including the Blackstone Edge and Light Hazzles* reservoirs dating from the late eighteenth century. They were originally built (along with Warland, Chelburn and White Holme reservoirs) to supply water to the Rochdale Canal to ensure the flow of water in the canal, which is 600 feet above sea level at Summit. The five reservoirs, along with the water of Hollingworth Lake were jointly purchased from the Rochdale Canal Company by Rochdale and Oldham Corporations in 1923 (LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) Link4Life, Water Supply in Rochdale).

*The name is shown on maps as “Light Hazzles” but the United Utilities sign at the reservoir concatenates this to “Lighthazzles”.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 June, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Water resources  Moorland 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 961 202 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.7058N 2:3.5675W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 961 201
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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