SK1789 : Derwent - The 'Dambusters' Dam

taken 3 years ago, near to Fairholmes [other Features], Derbyshire, Great Britain

Derwent - The 'Dambusters' Dam
Derwent - The 'Dambusters' Dam
Derwent Reservoir is the middle of three reservoirs in the Upper Derwent Valley in the northeast of Derbyshire. It lies just north of the A57 Snake Road between Glossop and Sheffield; approximately 10 miles from each.

The neo-Gothic solid masonry dam was built between 1902 and 1914 when filling of the reservoir began. The dam was officially opened by King George V in 1916.

During the Second World War, the reservoir was used by pilots of the 617 Squadron for practising the low-level flights needed for Operation Chastise (commonly known as the "Dam Busters" raids), due to its similarity to the German dams.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 4 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Water resources 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 172 898 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.3006N 1:44.4928W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 174 898
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Peak District National Park  Upper Derwent Valley  Early Twentieth Century  Early 20th Century  Reservoir  Dam  Tower  Trees 

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