SE6294 : Disused weir, Hodge Beck

taken 2 years ago, 4 km from Cockayne, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Disused weir, Hodge Beck
Disused weir, Hodge Beck
I’ve wanted to visit this part of Bransdale for a while, in particular, this disused weir, just below the confluence of Hodge Beck and Shaw Beck. It was built in 1936 as part of the proposed scheme by the Hull City Council Water Board to construct “the second largest reservoir” in the country in the neighbouring valley of Farndale to supply the city's water needs. I have posted about this before. The plan also included smaller reservoirs in Bransdale and Rosedale (and possibly Westerdale as well) to supplement the catchment area with the water piped underground to Farndale. This weir was constructed to measure the flow in Hodge Beck. The Bransdale reservoir would have been extended to the bridge below Low South House, an area of 54 acres.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 June, 2019   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 2 June, 2019
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Derelict, Disused  Water resources 
Primary Subject of Photo
Weir 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 62721 94409 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:20.4832N 1:2.2055W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 62721 94409
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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