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Harperrig Reservoir

Dam (Period Unassigned), Reservoir (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Harperrig Reservoir

Classification Dam (Period Unassigned), Reservoir (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Water Of Leith

Canmore ID 135587

Site Number NT16SW 19

NGR NT 1000 6120

NGR Description Centred NT 1000 6120

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Lothian
  • Parish Mid Calder
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District West Lothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT16SW 19 centred NT 1000 6120

Extends onto mapsheet NT06SE.

This reservoir and dam are recorded on vertical air photography (OS/65/50/074, flown 1965). Situated on the headwaters of the Water of Leith, to the W of the steading NT16SW 20 and across the boundary between the parishes of Kirknewton and Mid Calder, they serve to transfer water from an extensive catchment area on the northern slopes of the Pentland Hills for use in the public water supply for Edinburgh.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 November 1998.


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