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Belvide Reservoir
The 'Gazebo' hide at the West Midland Bird Club's Belvide Reservoir reserve
Location South Staffordshire
Coordinates 52°41′10″N 2°11′35″W / 52.686°N 2.193°W / 52.686; -2.193Coordinates: 52°41′10″N 2°11′35″W / 52.686°N 2.193°W / 52.686; -2.193
Lake type Canal reservoir
Basin countries United Kingdom
Managing agency British Waterways
Designation SSSI
Built 1833 (1833)

Belvide Reservoir is a reservoir in South Staffordshire, England. Owned by British Waterways, it was constructed c. 1833[1] to feed the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal, which is now the Shropshire Union Canal. The Thomas Telford round gear house is a Grade II* listed building[1].

It is the site of a nature reserve, operated by the West Midland Bird Club and is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Entry is by permit only.

This reservoir has been visited by many scarce and rare migrant birds, including White-winged Black Tern (1970, 1974, 1992, 1999), Whiskered Tern (1969), Caspian Tern (1968, 1992), Spotted Crake and Spotted Sandpiper (1982).

The nearest village is Brewood. The A5 runs close to the north shore, crossed by the canal nearby, at Stretton Aqueduct.

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