Knight Reservoir

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Knight Reservoir
Input station for Knight and Bessborough Reservoirs
Coordinates51°23′56.6″N 0°23′36.2″W / 51.399056°N 0.393389°W / 51.399056; -0.393389Coordinates: 51°23′56.6″N 0°23′36.2″W / 51.399056°N 0.393389°W / 51.399056; -0.393389
Basin countriesUnited Kingdom
Surface area50.5 ha (125 acres)
Water volume5.46 Gl (1.20×10^9 imp gal)

The Knight Reservoir lies to the west of the Bessborough Reservoir, south of the River Thames and the A3050. The neighbouring town is Molesey.

The reservoirs were built by the Southwark and Vauxhall Waterworks Company, whose works were across the river at Hampton. Work began in 1898 on the site of an old mansion called Apps Court, and the reservoirs opened in 1907. They have a combined area of 125.5 acres (0.508 km2) and hold 1,198 million gallons.[1] It is operated by Thames Water.

Knight and Bessborough Reservoirs are a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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