Lockwood Reservoir

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Lockwood Reservoir
Location London Borough of Waltham Forest
Coordinates 51°35′42″N 0°02′52″W / 51.5950°N 0.0479°W / 51.5950; -0.0479Coordinates: 51°35′42″N 0°02′52″W / 51.5950°N 0.0479°W / 51.5950; -0.0479
Type reservoir
Basin countries United Kingdom
Surface area 26.6 ha (66 acres)
Max. depth 10.4 m (34 ft)
Water volume 2.5 Gl (0.55×10^9 imp gal)

Lockwood Reservoir is located in Walthamstow in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It is one of the ten Walthamstow Reservoirs,[1][2] which are part of the Lee Valley Reservoir Chain. The reservoirs supply drinking water to London and are owned by Thames Water.[3]


The reservoir is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).[4]


The reservoir was completed in 1903 and constructed by the East London Waterworks Company, which was then taken over by the Metropolitan Water Board in 1904.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, Reservoirs
  2. ^ Natural England, Nature on the Map (Search on Walthamstow Reservoirs)
  3. ^ Reservoir information page 3 retrieved 16 November 2007
  4. ^ English Nature Retrieved 7 December 2007
  5. ^ Lockwood Reservoir Archived 25 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 16 November 2007