Disused weir, Hodge Beck, Bransdale

I’ve wanted to visit this part of Bransdale for a while, in particular, this disused weir, just below the confluence of Hodge Beck and Shaw Beck. It was built in 1936 as part of the proposed scheme by the Hull City Council Water Board to construct “the second largest reservoir” in the country in the neighbouring valley of Farndale to supply the cities water needs. I have posted about this before. The plan also included smaller reservoirs in Bransdale and Rosedale (and possibly Westerdale as well) to supplement the catchment area with the water piped underground to Farndale. This weir was constructed to measure the flow in Hodge Beck. The Bransdale reservoir would have been extended to the bridge below Low South House, an area of 54 acres.
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