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Watch Water Reservoir

Dam (Period Unassigned), Reservoir (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Watch Water Reservoir

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

Alternative Name(s) Scarlaw

Canmore ID 291942

Site Number NT65NE 49

NGR NT 66192 56443

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Longformacus
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Berwickshire
  • Former County Berwickshire

Architecture Notes

NT65NE 49 66192 56443

Watch Water Reservoir [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1982.

For apparently-associated Longformacus Waterworks (centred NT 67768 56377), see NT65NE 53.

Watch Water Reservoir is situated in the valley of the Watch Water immediately E of Scarlaw farmstead and NE of Scarlaw Wood.

The reservoir has been formed by an earthen dam, overflow and sluice across the the Watch Water at NT 66257 56717.

The reservoir has been constructed since the Revision edition of the OS 25-inch (Berwickshire, 1907-1908, sheet xv)

Information from RCAHMS (DE), December 2007.


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