Glencorse Reservoir

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Glencorse Reservoir
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View of Glencorse Reservoir from Turnhouse Hill
LocationMidlothian, Scotland
Coordinates55°51′40″N 3°15′14″W / 55.86111°N 3.25389°W / 55.86111; -3.25389Coordinates: 55°51′40″N 3°15′14″W / 55.86111°N 3.25389°W / 55.86111; -3.25389
Basin countriesUnited Kingdom

Glencorse Reservoir is a reservoir in Midlothian, Scotland, UK, two miles west of Glencorse, in the Pentland Hills.

It is retained by an earth dam, and it was built between 1820 and 1824 by James Jardine to provide water for the mills of Auchendinny, Milton Bridge and Glencorse, and to supply drinking water to the citizens of Edinburgh. The reservoir is the property of Scottish Water.

The reservoir is not the primary source of drinking water for Edinburgh, but instead provides a top-up supply when the principal supply from the Megget Reservoir and Talla Reservoir are low. Glencorse also has inlet points from both of these reservoirs.

The reservoir has also submerged St Catherine's Chapel.[1]

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  1. ^ "View: Edinburghshire, Sheet 12 (includes: Glencorse; Lasswade; Penicuik) - Ordnance Survey Six-inch 1st edition, Scotland, 1843-1882". Retrieved 30 March 2017.

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