Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Submerged Villages of Mardale Valley
One hundred years ago, the villages of Measand and Mardale Green were thought to be one of the most picturesque in all of Westmorland. In 1929, Parliament passed an ACT that allowed for the valley to become a reservoir to supply water for the urban areas of north-west England. By 1935, the dam was built and Haweswater flooded the two lakeside villages. Of course, all of the farms, houses and even the coffins in te graveyard were removed beforehand.
Today, Haweswater is now one of the largest lakes in the Lake District. It is the most easterly of the lakes. Travelers to England may get to spot the remnants of the once beautiful villages. The village of Mardale can be seen at times of drought, when the water level is low.
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