Burrator Reservoir, with Drake's Leat in the foreground


Page 73 of J.H.Boddy's album of Dartmoor photographs of crosses, beehive huts, etc.

The exposed reservoir bed at Fernworthy reservoir during the drought of 1975

Fernworthy Reservoir was built to supply additional water to Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot and Torquay. It was made by damming the upper valley of the South Teign. The dam was built in 1936 and the reservoir was opened in June 1942.
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Updated on January 21, 2019