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Kings Mill Reservoir
 
Kings Mill ReservoirKings Mill Reservoir was originally a medieval mill pond, in 1837 William Bentinck the fourth Duke of Portland increased it's size by building a dam and flooding 72 acres of farmland, this would supply water all year round to the mills further down the river Maun and was completed in 1839.
The reservoir owes it's existence to the river Maun which begins in nearby Kikby in Ashfield.
The river feeds Kings Mill Reservoir and runs through the centre of Mansfield before eventually joining the river Meden.

Today the reservoir is home to waterfowl, fishing and sailing.
 
Mill Waters Cafe and Visitor CentreThe newly refurbished Mill Waters Cafe and Visitor Centre, a short walk from the car park.
 
Kings Mill ViaductTowards the northern edge of the reservoir is England's oldest Railway Viaduct, it was first built in 1817 out of wood by the Mansfield and Pinxton Railway Company originally for the use of a horse-drawn tramway and was opened in 1819. The railway was built to connect Mansfield to the canal network.
Grey HeronOn the other side of the viaduct is the Hermitage pond, a small nature reserve, a Grey Heron patiently waiting for a fish to swim by.
 
 
Kings Mill Reservoir 2020
 
 
 
 
Kings Mill Reservoir 2019
 
 
 
 
Sources for Kings Mill Reservoir
 
River Maun a page from Wikipedia
 
 
The Mill Adventure Base
 
 
Mill Waters Covers Sutton Lawn, King's Mill Reservoir and Hermitage Ponds.
 
 
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