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Architecture Notes

Event ID 859276

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Architecture Notes


NT26NW 489 centred 21000 66123

Bonaly Reservoir is situated in a small wood on a shelf in the hillside, on the NW slope of Capelaw Hill at around 350 OD. The reservoir has been created from the damming the Dean Burn. Semi-oval in plan with the dam at the NE end of the water.

The reservoir dam is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Edinburghshire, 1854-5, sheet 12), but not the reservoir itself. However, by the date of the 1st edition 25-inch (ibid, 1894) the reservoir to the SW has formed. The depiction is annotated 'Edinburgh & District Water Trust'.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), March 2008

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