Firsby Reservoirs (South Yorkshire) Reviews
Description:Nature reserves in Rotherham managed primarily as a haven for wildlife.
Newest Review: ... Firsby Reservoirs are a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) as defined by English Nature and they are also a Local Nature Reserve (LNR). The setting of these reservoirs is incredibly idyllic. Despite my earlier mention of the M18 Motorway nearby this is actually far enough away for the sound of traffic from it not to be heard, although it can be seen from here in the distance. Access ... more
Customer Firsby Reservoirs (South Yorkshire) Reviews (1)
by - written on 07/04/08 (Very useful, 192 readings)
Firsby Reservoirs lie approximately 4 miles (7 Kilometres) to the north east of Rotherham town centre in South Yorkshire. They consist of two separate bodies of water that were created between 1874 and 1880 to provide a supply of fresh drinking water to Rotherham and the surrounding area. Their secondary purpose was to also to act as holding reservoirs for the nearby Thrybergh Reservoir. However, it seemed that the odds were stacked against these reservoirs right from the start. It soon became apparent that both reservoirs leaked badly and despite numerous repairs the problem was never really solved. In the early 1970's the M18 Motorway had been built close to ... Read the complete review
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