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Fewston Reservoir

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Type  reservoir
Primary outflows  Swinsty Reservoir
Outflow location  Swinsty Reservoir
Primary inflows  Washburn
Basin countries  United Kingdom
Inflow source  River Washburn
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Similar  Swinsty Reservoir, Thruscross Reservoir, Lindley Wood Reservoir, Gouthwaite Reservoir, Brimham Rocks

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Fewston Reservoir is located in the Washburn valley north of Otley and west of Harrogate in Yorkshire, England. It was built in 1879. The capacity is about 3.5 million cubic metres. It can be found from the A59 road.


Map of Fewston Reservoir, Otley, UK

The overflow from the reservoir feeds directly into the adjoining Swinsty Reservoir. Formerly, this overflow was encircled by a metal walkway from which floodboards could be lowered, but this has since been removed.

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The reservoir was built by the Leeds Waterworks Company under the management of Robert Brooks. Consultants were Thomas Hawksley of Westminster and Edward Filliter of Leeds. Work began in 1874 and was completed in 1879.

Early in the work, Fewston Mill was demolished, as was West House Mill at Blubberhouses, with the stone going to build a wall around the reservoir. Much of the machinery, including the locomotives for the narrow gauge railway, came from the construction of neighbouring Swinsty Reservoir.


Fewston Reservoir Wikipedia

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