Sutton Bingham Reservoir

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Sutton Bingham Reservoir
Sutton Bingham - Wessex Water.jpg
Location Sutton Bingham, Closworth, Somerset, England
Coordinates 50°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
Built 1950s[1]
Surface area 142 acres (57 ha)[1]
Water volume 2,614 million litres (2,119 acre·ft)[2]

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] The remains of Sutton Mill are under the water, and close to the shore is the 12th century Church of All Saints.[2]

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[3] and the Sutton Bingham and District Canoe Club.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sutton Bingham reservoir". Wessex Water. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Sutton Bignham Reservoir". Life Skills Trust. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sutton Bingham Sailing Club". Sutton Bingham Sailing Club. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sutton Bingham and District Canoe Club". Sutton Bingham and District Canoe Club. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 

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