Jackhouse Reserve

History of Jackhouse Reservoir

 

Jackhouse Reserve gets it’s name from Jackhouse, one of the oldest buildings in the area. Jackhouse stands on the corner of what was once an important road link with the main routes through to Accrington, up to Kings Highway, and through to Blackburn, all passing close by via Pothouse Lane and Cobbs Lane.The reservoir was built in the 1860s to supply drinking water, but was phased out in the 1980s and re-developed as part of a nature reserve.