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Durleigh reservoir

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Location  Somerset
Primary inflows  Durleigh Brook
Surface area  80 acres (32 ha)
Type  reservoir
Basin countries  United Kingdom
Area  32 ha
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Similar  Hawkridge Reservoir, Sutton Bingham Reservoir, Clatworthy Reservoir, Cheddar Reservoir, En Park Golf Club

Durleigh reservoir bridgwater somerset

Durleigh reservoir at Durleigh in Somerset, England covers 80 acres (32 ha) and was formed in 1938 when Durleigh brook, a tributary of the River Parrett, was dammed.


Map of Durleigh Reservoir, Bridgwater, UK

It is used for coarse fishing, particularly carp, roach, bream, perch, tench and pike.

The reservoir provides facilities for dinghy sailing, sailboarding and windsurfing through Durleigh Sailing Club.

The wildlife includes several bird species including: ducks, great crested grebes, swans and geese.

West Bower Manor (also known as Durleigh Manor), which stands on the shore of the reservoir, is all that remains of a large manorial property, the majority of which has been demolished. Parts of the building date from the 15th century though the core of the fabric may even be earlier, further parts were built in the 17th and 19th centuries.

The principal surviving element from the Medieval manor is the gatehouse. This has been extensively restored, but is a good example of a former courtyard gatehouse with a pair of faceted turrets on either side of the former entrance passageway.

Durleigh reservoir part ii the bridgwater visit aug 2013


Durleigh reservoir Wikipedia

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