Keys to the Past

Colt Crag Reservoir (Chollerton; Bavington)

The reservoir was built by Bateman and Hill in 1884. It is part of a larger impounding scheme built in the second half of the 19th century for the Newcastle and Gateshead Water Company. Although work started in 1863 a series of problems meant that it did not come into service until 1884. Modifications made since that date have also encountered problems, but despite this it still remains in use.

Reference number:N9232
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Chollerton
Local History of Bavington

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