Wessenden Head Reservoir

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  • location: Wessenden Valley, above Marsden
  • status: still exists
  • category: reservoir

Construction started in March 1877 and was completed in August 1881 at a cost of around £57,500.

The reservoir is part of a descending chain of four reservoirs in the Wessenden Valley: Wessenden Head Reservoir, Wessenden Reservoir, Blakeley Reservoir and Butterley Reservoir.

The reservoir is fed by Pudding Real Clough, Rushy Sike Clough, Wicken Grain, and Loadley Clough.