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Staunton Harold Reservoir is a stretch of water owned by Severn trent, but available for the public for walks, angling, boating and other water sports. It sits right on the border of Derbyshire and leicestershire, near to Clke Abbey. It is a parrticurarly good spot for a walk on a summer's day.
The name of Staunton Harold Reservoir comes from the local name for limestone and after Harold, 12th Century Lord of the Manor.
The Reservoir used to be six ponds originally owned by the Harpur Crew family (which dates back to the 17th Century). It now has a surface area of 209 acres. The disused Tower windmill which dominates the skyline on Staunton Harold Reservoir dates from 1798.
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