View from Great Manshead Hill
|Basin countries||United Kingdom|
|Max. length||3,250 feet (990 m)|
|Max. width||1,035 feet (315 m)|
Baitings Reservoir is a large water supply reservoir operated by Yorkshire Water close to Ripponden in the West Yorkshire Pennines. It lies in the valley of the River Ryburn and is the higher of two reservoirs built to supply Wakefield with water and was completed in 1956. The lower reservoir is Ryburn Reservoir.
During the reservoirs construction there was one fatal accident that killed
Thomas Straw Assistant Engineer
Kenneth Greatorex Signellor
Iwan Roghen Shotfirer
Perhaps all killed in the same blasting accident
The reservoir was formally opened by the Wakefeild Waterwroks Committee on May 3rd 1957 <ref><plaque at the entrance to the reservoir>
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