Scar House Reservoir
|Scar House Reservoir|
|Basin countries||United Kingdom|
|Surface area||70 ha|
|Max. depth||36.3m (120ft)|
|Water volume||10,064 tcm (2,200 mio gallons)|
Angram and Scar House were built to supply water to the Bradford area of West Yorkshire. Water from here is transferred to Chellow Heights via the Nidd Aqueduct, which is a major engineering achievement as it doesn't involve any pumping.
The dam at Scar House contains over one million tonnes of masonry, it rises to 55 metres above the river and is almost 600 metres long. It was completed in 1936. Dam height is 71 m (233 ft). The reservoir is fed almost exclusively from the Angram dam.
Scar House was the last reservoir to be built in the Nidd Valley and took fifteen years to complete, stone for the reservoir dam was quarried from the quarry on Dead Mans Hill,where steam houses can still be seen.
Scar House was once home to more than 1,250 villagers who lived and worked building the Nidderdale dam in the 1920s. Evidence of the village can be seen on the approach road to the dam, all that remains are the concrete bases. The old Village Hall, was moved to Darley, where it now serves as the local Village Hall.
- Car park
- 3 picnic areas
- Wheelchair Access
- Fishing - controlled by the Nidderdale Angling Club
- Walking. The Nidderdale Way crosses the dam.
- Horse Riding
- Mountain biking
- Green laning
- "Scar House Reservoir's History". Nidderdale AONB. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
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