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Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham

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Edgbaston Reservoir, originally known as Rotton Park Reservoir and referred to in some early maps as Rock Pool Reservoir, is a canal feeder reservoir in the Edgbaston district of Birmingham, England. It is situated close to Birmingham City Centre and is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.HistoryOriginally a small pool named Roach Pool in Rotton Park it was extensively enlarged by Thomas Telford between 1824-1829 to supply water to the Birmingham and Wolverhampton Levels of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) canal system via Icknield Port Loop at the foot of the dam. It was excavated to a depth of 40 feet (12 m) and covers an area of 58acre, holding 300000000Impgal of water, and was the largest expanse of water in Birmingham at the time. It is supplied by small streams and a feeder from Titford Reservoir (Titford Pools) in Oldbury. It was formed by damming a small stream. The dam is a 330 metre long earth embankment with a height of 10 metres near the centre.The reservoir and gatehouse were designed by Thomas Telford and the latter is a listed building in corporate BCN octagonal style. In 1873, it was crossed by Charles Blondin, on a tightrope. His feat is marked by a 1992 statue on the nearby Ladywood Middleway ring road.
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  • This was a lovely walk, plenty of places to stop and sit to enjoy the view. You forget that you are in the middle of a busy city. Lots of different wildlife and birds.  more »
  • Great spot to go for a walk around on a warm day. There are many dog walkers there, and you can find seating spread around at different intervals.  more »
  • Is close to my home. I often visit the park to walk and to empty my brain. Is nice to see people doing windsurfing or rowing. Nice when sunny. Helps me emptying my brain  more »