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Ryburn Reservoir is a supply reservoir operated by Yorkshire Water close to Ripponden. It lies in the valley of the River Ryburn and is the lower of two reservoirs built to supply Wakefield with water. Started in 1925 it was completed in 1933 and has…

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The old stone bridge here was submerged by the Wakefield Corporation Reservoir which was completed in 1956. At the West Riding Quarter Sessions in Pontefract in 1787 a gratuity of £50 was granted towards the bridge and in 1792 it was granted a…

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Baitings and Ryburn reservoirs were built between 1948 and 1956 for Wakefield Corporation. Baitings was opened on 14 November 1956 after eight years work and a cost of £1.4 million. It covers 64 acres with a volume of 775 million gallons, reaching a…

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Baitings and Ryburn reservoirs were built for Wakefield Corporation. Baitings was opened on 14 November 1956 after eight years work and a cost of £1.4 million. It covers 64 acres with a volume of 775 million gallons, reaching a depth of 155 feet (47…

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During the drought that year the water level fell to below the old road.

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During the drought that year the water level fell to below the old road.

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During the drought that year the water level fell to below the old road.

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Baitings Reservoir lies in the valley of the River Ryburn and is the higher of two reservoirs built to supply Wakefield with water and was completed in 1956. The lower reservoir is Ryburn Reservoir.

Here the reservoir level, is so low the old road…

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