Swineshaw Reservoir (Derbyshire)

Coordinates: 53°27′31″N 1°56′13″W / 53.4586°N 1.9369°W / 53.4586; -1.9369
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Swineshaw Reservoir and Upper Swineshaw Reservoir
(November 2008)
Swineshaw Reservoir and Upper Swineshaw Reservoir is located in Derbyshire
Swineshaw Reservoir and Upper Swineshaw Reservoir
Swineshaw Reservoir and Upper Swineshaw Reservoir
LocationNorth Derbyshire, England
Coordinates53°27′31″N 1°56′13″W / 53.4586°N 1.9369°W / 53.4586; -1.9369
Typeimpounding reservoir
Basin countriesUnited Kingdom

For the reservoirs near Stalybridge, in Tameside, Greater Manchester, see Higher Swineshaw Reservoir and Lower Swineshaw Reservoir

Swineshaw Reservoir is a reservoir near Glossop, north Derbyshire. In 1837, 50 local millowners and gentlemen, known as the "Glossop Commissioners", obtained an Act of Parliament to construct the Glossop Reservoirs. Hurst Reservoir was on the Hurst Brook and Mossy Lea Reservoir was to take water from the Shelf Brook. Only the Hurst reservoir was constructed before the money ran out. Mossy Lea Reservoir was constructed privately by the Duke of Norfolk. Swineshaw, on Swineshaw Clough, was adopted in 1864 by the Glossop Water Company to provide drinking water for Glossop. It was taken over in 1929 by the Glossop Corporation Waterworks. This became part of the Manchester Corporation Waterworks in 1959. Swineshaw, Hurst Reservoir and Mossy Lea Reservoir are no longer in service.[1]

The Peak District Boundary Walk runs past the south side of the upper reservoir.[2]

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  1. ^ Quayle, Tom (2006). The Cotton Industry in Longdendale and Glossopdale. Stroud,Gloucestershire: Tempus. p. 64.
  2. ^ McCloy, Andrew (2017). Peak District Boundary Walk: 190 Miles Around the Edge of the National Park. Friends of the Peak District. ISBN 978-1909461536.