Newsome Service Reservoir

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  • location: off Jackroyd Lane, Newsome
  • status: still exists
  • category: reservoir

The Newsome Service Reservoir was built as a covered 2,500,000 gallon break pressure storage reservoir as part of the Digley Reservoir scheme.

Five test boreholes were drilled in 1951.[1] Seven miles of 24-inch spun iron concrete were laid in 1952 to connect Digley Reservoir to Newsome[2], with a further 2 miles of pipes to connect it to Wakefield Road.

During construction, worker Bernard Lenan (aged 34) of Fleminghouse Lane was seriously injured went he fell 20 feet down a sump hole.[3]

The Yorkshire Post reported that consideration was being given to turn the roof of the covered reservoir into a bowling green, tennis courts or even a miniature park.[4]


Notes and References

  1. "Contracts" in Yorkshire Post (12/Jul/1951).
  2. "Contact" in Yorkshire Post (16/Nov/1951).
  3. "Reservoir Worker's Fall" in Yorkshire Post (12/Dec/1953). The name may have been misreported.
  4. "Huddersfield's New Reservoir is Complete" in Yorkshire Post (19/Sep/1953).