Knight Reservoir

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Knight Reservoir
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Input station for Knight and Bessborough Reservoirs
Location Surrey
Coordinates 51°23′56.6″N 0°23′36.2″W / 51.399056°N 0.393389°W / 51.399056; -0.393389Coordinates: 51°23′56.6″N 0°23′36.2″W / 51.399056°N 0.393389°W / 51.399056; -0.393389
Type reservoir
Basin countries United Kingdom
Surface area 50.5 ha (125 acres)
Water volume 5.46 Gl (1.20×10^9 imp gal)

The Knight Reservoir lies to the west of the Bessborough Reservoir, south of the River Thames and the A3050. The neighbouring town is Molesey.

The Knight and Bessborough Reservoirs were built by the Southwark and Vauxhall Waterworks Company, whose works were across the river at Hampton. Work began in 1898 on the site of an old mansion called Apps Court, and the reservoirs opened in 1907. They have a combined area of 125.5 acres (0.508 km2) and hold 1,198 million gallons.[1] It is operated by Thames Water.

The two reservoirs are a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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