Booth Reservoir

The Booth Reservoir was a planned storage reservoir in the Wessenden Valley which was authorised by the Huddersfield Waterworks Act of 1871:

A Reservoir, herein referred to as the Booth Reservoir, to be wholly situate within the said township of Marsden-in-Almondbury, and to be formed by an embankment across the Wessenden Brook, about seven chains above the point at which it is joined by the said Butterley Clough Brook.

A main pipe or aqueduct (No.5), to be wholly situate within the said township of Marsden-in-Almondbury, to commence from and out of the Booth Reservoir at or near the point where the embankment thereof is intended to cross the said Wessenden Brook, and to terminate in Tank No. 8.

The plans were publicised in the Huddersfield Chronicle during November 1870.

Booth Reservoir was eventually abandoned in favour of building the larger Butterley Reservoir, which was authorised by the Huddersfield Corporation Waterworks Act of 1890.

Booth Reservoir

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This page was last modified on 26 August 2015 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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