Sutton Bingham Reservoir

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Sutton Bingham Reservoir
photo of water and trees
Location in Somerset
Location in Somerset
Sutton Bingham Reservoir
LocationSutton Bingham, Closworth, Somerset, England
Coordinates50°53′54″N 2°38′33″W / 50.89833°N 2.64250°W / 50.89833; -2.64250Coordinates: 50°53′54″N 2°38′33″W / 50.89833°N 2.64250°W / 50.89833; -2.64250
Built1950s[1]
Surface area142 acres (57 ha)[1]

Sutton Bingham Reservoir is a reservoir near the village of Sutton Bingham in the civil parish of Closworth, Somerset, England.

The reservoir was built in the 1950s to supply water to Yeovil.[1][2][3] The remains of Sutton Mill are under the water, and close to the shore is the 12th-century Church of All Saints.[4]

It now provides an environment for overwintering wildfowl and migrant birds including the Osprey. It is also used for fishing,[1] and sailing by Sutton Bingham Sailing Club[5] and the Sutton Bingham and District Canoe Club.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sutton Bingham reservoir". Wessex Water. Retrieved 19 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Remedial works at Sutton Bingham Reservoir" (PDF). British Dams. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Sutton Bingham Water Treatment Plant". SWECO. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Stunning South West: Sutton Bingham". Wanderlustin. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Sutton Bingham Sailing Club". Sutton Bingham Sailing Club. Retrieved 19 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Sutton Bingham and District Canoe Club". Sutton Bingham and District Canoe Club. Retrieved 19 November 2010.

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