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Bonaly Reservoir

Reservoir (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Bonaly Reservoir

Classification Reservoir (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Dean Burn

Canmore ID 293224

Site Number NT26NW 489

NGR NT 21000 66123

NGR Description Centred NS 21000 66123

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

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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