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Roundhill Reservoir is situated near Leighton Reservoir in North Yorkshire, England. It was constructed by Harrogate Corporation early in the 20th century. Water from the reservoir is fed into Yorkshire Water's grid.
Roundhill reservoir is overlooked by a strange stone tower. This is Carlesmoor sighting tower used to triangulate the end points of a water tunnel from the reservoir to Harrogate. It is one of several Colsterdale towers.
Roundhill Reservoir was built for Harrogate Corporation. It was completed in 1913, at a cost of £500,000. In 1908, while Roundhill was being constructed, Leeds Corporation began building Leighton Reservoir close by. Both reservoirs impounded the water from Pott Beck: Harrogate was permitted by Parliament to take no more than 4 million gallons per day, the rest going to Leeds.
It was later under the jurisdiction of the Claro Water Board.
- Nidderdale AONB website Archived 18 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Historic England. "Sighting Tower (1391550)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
- Hembrey, Phyllis May (1997). British Spas from 1815 to the Present: A Social History. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. p. 167.
- "A New Reservoir for Leeds". Gas Journal. 94: 190. 1908.
- "Notice of Application to Vary Licences to Abstract Water". The London Gazette. H.M. Stationery Office. 7: 8769. 1973.
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