Yeoman Hey Reservoir

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Yeoman Hey Reservoir
Yeoman Hey Reservoir.jpg
Location Greenfield
Greater Manchester
Coordinates 53°32′29″N 1°58′05″W / 53.5415°N 1.9680°W / 53.5415; -1.9680Coordinates: 53°32′29″N 1°58′05″W / 53.5415°N 1.9680°W / 53.5415; -1.9680
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Greenfield Brook
Primary outflows Greenfield Brook
Basin countries United Kingdom
Settlements Greenfield

Yeoman Hey Reservoir is a reservoir in the English Peak District. On its margin is a commemorative stone laid by the King of Tonga in 1981. The reservoir is within the boundaries of Greater Manchester but was formerly in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is one of three reservoirs in the same valley: above it is Greenfield Reservoir, and adjacent to and below it is Dovestone Reservoir. The reservoirs lie to the south of the A635 road across Saddleworth Moor. To the west, below the reservoirs, is the village of Greenfield.[1]

The reservoir scheme in the Greenfield and Chew Valleys by the Ashton Stalybridge and Dukinfield Waterworks Joint Committee commenced in 1870.[2] Yeoman Hey was completed in 1880. Yeoman Hey and the valley's other reservoirs are owned by United Utilities.[3]

Yeoman Hey Reservoir frozen in winter


  1. ^ OL1 Dark Peak area (Map). 1:25000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 
  2. ^ "£1,000,000 Water Scheme". Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser. 27 September 1911. p. 8.   – via British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Dove Stone Reservoir". United Utilities. Retrieved 28 August 2014.