I wonder if I might ask for a little help here, as I know I have the passing attention of people involved with South Staffordshire Water Company history and general utilities buffs.
I have a reader who’s mailed me and asked about Gentleshaw Reservoir (the one on Cannock Chase at Chestall, between Castle Ring and Beaudesert). In short, he’s not convinced it’s actually a reservoir.
I’ve looked at the South Staffordshire Waterworks history and there are only really mentions of the ‘Gentleshaw System’ and nothing for the reservoir itself.
I’m convinced that’s what it is – it’s even marked on maps as such. But some historical backup would be nice. Can anyone help, please? Also, is it still in use?
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