SD6721 : Sunnyhurst Hey and Earnsdale Reservoirs

taken 3 months ago, near to Ryal Fold, Blackburn With Darwen, Great Britain

Sunnyhurst Hey and Earnsdale Reservoirs
Sunnyhurst Hey and Earnsdale Reservoirs
Looking NW from Darwen Hill.
At the foot of the slope, Sunnyhurst Hey Reservoir has been discontinued by cutting a notch in the dam (just below centre of photo). A smaller pond has been created. Sunnyhurst Hey Reservoir was constructed in 1875, and had a capacity of 436 Ml. It was roughly rectangular, with a dam on three sides. The dam had a history of seepage and was found to be inadequately constructed (no core). (See SD6721 : Sunnyhurst Hey Reservoir.)
Beyond is Earnsdale Reservoir, which was constructed in 1863, and has a capacity of 433 Ml.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Uplands  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Water resources 
Primary Subject of Photo
Reservoir 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6738 2187 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.5350N 2:29.7280W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6772 2151
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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