SP0991 : Brookvale Park lake

taken 1 year ago, near to Gravelly Hill, Birmingham, Great Britain

Brookvale Park lake
Brookvale Park lake
Formed from the earlier natural pool of Lower Witton Lake, this became Lower Witton Reservoir (under the management of the Corporation Water Works) during the latter part of the 19th century, and provided a drinking water supply to Birmingham. When the reservoirs of the Elan Valley in mid Wales took over the task of supplying the city in the early 1900s, this lake reverted to a more recreational state, and had swimming baths erected on the far shore. These fell into disuse and were demolished before the area was landscaped in the 1970s.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 17 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0919 9124 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.1380N 1:51.9598W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 09130 91272
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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