West Warwick Reservoir

Coordinates: 51°34′35″N 0°03′31″W / 51.576456°N 0.058494°W / 51.576456; -0.058494
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West Warwick Reservoir
West Warwick Reservoir is located in London Borough of Waltham Forest
West Warwick Reservoir
West Warwick Reservoir
LocationLondon Borough of Waltham Forest
Coordinates51°34′35″N 0°03′31″W / 51.576456°N 0.058494°W / 51.576456; -0.058494
Basin countriesUnited Kingdom
Max. depth5.8 m (19 ft)
Water volume0.8 Gl (0.18×10^9 imp gal)

West Warwick Reservoir is located in the London Borough of Waltham Forest at Walthamstow. The storage reservoir is part of the Lee Valley Reservoir Chain, which supplies drinking water to London.[1] It is owned by Thames Water.


In 1895, the East and West Warwick Reservoirs were completed and named after the Countess of Warwick, heiress of the local Maynard family, who sold the land to East London Waterworks Company which constructed a series of reservoirs in the mid-19th century on former marshland.


The reservoir is part of Walthamstow Reservoirs, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).[2]


The reservoir is popular with birdwatchers,[3] anglers[4] and naturalists, but access is by permit only.

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  1. ^ "pp 3 Reservoir Information" (PDF). (183 KiB) Retrieved December 7, 2007
  2. ^ Walthamstow Reservoirs SSSI, Natural England
  3. ^ London Birders-Latest News 05-12-2007 Retrieved December 7, 2007
  4. ^ Angling information Retrieved December 7, 2007

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