Historical reservoirs within the present-day city boundaries include the following:

1) On a site east of Butterfield Road and west of Bassett Gardens in Bassett. It dates from the late 19th century and is marked on the OS 1:2500 map of 1897as a South Hants Water Works reservoir. It has since been filled in and is now approximately the site of Beaumont Close.
2) A former South Hants Water Works reservoir has been situated on the north side of Balaclava Road in Bitterne from the late 19th century.
3) The Common reservoir is situated 200 yards immediately west of the junction of the Avenue, Burgess Road and Bassett Avenue. It was constructed in 1851 to hold water pumped from Mansbridge and originally consisted of two separate reservoirs. It was covered over in 1895, and converted into a single reservoir with two compartments in 1952.
4) A Southampton Corporation reservoir built in the early 20th century at South Hill, south of Violet Road and east of Glen Eyre Road in Bassett.

In addition, the model yacht pond and paddling pond on the Common and another vanished structure west of the Cowherds Inn were former reservoirs. The derelict structure west of the bridge at Mansbridge is part of a pumping station (1851-92) which supplied no.2 above.


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