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BARNSLEY CANAL
THE COLD HIENDLEY & WINTERSETT RESERVOIRS
Blue Bridge ← ◊ → Cold Hiendley to Old Royston

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Wintersett Reservoir in the 1840s.Wintersett Reservoir
At about 8km from the River Calder, the canal used to run near the Cold Hiendley reservoir.  The stretch from the Calder to Barnsley opened in 1799.
The Wintersett Reservoir was enlarged in 1807.
This map shows the area roundabout the 1840s before the Cold Hiendley Reservoir was constructed.
The first reservoir to be constructed was the upper reservoir at Wintersett. This was part of the original canal scheme.



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Wintersett & cold Hiendley Reservoirs 1907The Cold Hiendley Reservoir was finished in 1854. In 1874, the area covered by the reservoirs was increased by 55 acres.
This map shows the area with both reservoirs in 1907.

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■ More pictures of Cold Hiendley Reservoir
and Wintersett Reservoir.





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1. A pumping engine was installed in 1803. This engine managed the flow from Wintersett Reservoir via the upper feed, running alongside Cold Hiendley Reservoir (constructed later), into the canal. Later on, the pumping engine was also used to pump water from the lower reservoir.
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2. The old engine house, from a postcard published circa 1907 by Haigh Bros., Elson Street, Barnsley. Photographed from the embankment between the two reservoirs. The canal feed is running alongside Cold Hiendley Reservoir westwards towards the canal and the southern part of Haw Park Wood.
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3. The remains of the engine house photographed on 8th April 2012.
© John S. Sargent.
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4. Cold Hiendley Reservoir, looking towards the upper reservoir (Wintersett). Photographed August 2000.
© John S. Sargent.


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5. Just south of Haw Park Wood. View westwards from the retaining embankment at Cold Hiendley Reservoir on the route of the Barnsley Canal. The canal has been filled in at this point. Photographed 30th June 2010.
© John S. Sargent.
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6. View across the reservoir towards Cold Hiendley Hamlet.
© John S. Sargent, 2010.
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7. View towards Haw Park Wood. Photographed August 2000.
© John S. Sargent.
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8. A view from the retaining embankent towards Ryhill and Cold Hiendley.
August 2000.


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9. The lower canal feed from Cold Hiendley Reservoir. 
Photographed August 2000.
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10. The footbridge linking the reservoir retaining embankment and Haw Park Wood. The footpath is part of theTrans Pennine Way. 
Photographed August 2000.
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11. View of the reservoir from the footbridge. Photographed August 2000.


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