Altes Dorf, das in den 1950er-Jahren unter einem Stausee versunken war, taucht nach einer Hitzewelle von 30 °C wieder auf

THE heatwave has seen an ancient Norse village emerge from the depths of the reservoir it was sunk under nearly seven decades ago.

The hamlet of Baitings was flooded under what is now known as the Baitings Reservoir, close to Ripponden in the West Yorkshire Pennines, in the 1950s.

The ancient village was flooded over during construction of the Baitings Reservoir around 70 Jahre zuvor

The ancient village was flooded over during construction of the Baitings Reservoir around 70 Jahre zuvor
Jetzt, low water levels have revealed its packhorse bridge

Jetzt, low water levels have revealed its packhorse bridgeAnerkennung: Reuters

But now parts of the village, including a centuries-old packhorse bridge, have been revealed.

Das Hitzewelle has impacted Yorkshire Water-owned site, die eingebaut wurde 1956 to supply Wakefield with water, with levels significantly lower than normal.

Als Ergebnis, Yorkshire Water has applied for permits to impose a hosepipe ban.

Nationally, ein urgent health warning has also been issued to the most vulnerable Brits, as the Met Office predicts highs of 35C.

The reservoir, also known as Baitings Dam, was named after the village with Norse origins that was flooded during the 20-year construction project.

The village was on an old packhorse route through the Pennines, linking Yorkshire and Lancashire.

And while a modern structure was built to replace the packhorse bridge, the two are currently visible together.

The sunken village also has a grim history.

Im 1989, the body of a man with a gunshot wound to the head was found on the reservoir bed during a drought, weighted down with a pickaxe.

He was identified as Laurence Winstanley, 23, who was last seen leaving an Oldham pub the previous year.

Mr Winstanley’s body was only exposed because the water level was 12 metres lower than normal.

The murder has never been solved.

Construction on the dam and reservoir in was completed in 1956

Construction on the dam and reservoir in was completed in 1956Anerkennung: Malcolm Bull Calderdale Companion
The reservoir when unaffected by drought

The reservoir when unaffected by droughtAnerkennung: Getty
Aber, many are making the most of walking on a mostly unexplored piece of history

Aber, many are making the most of walking on a mostly unexplored piece of historyAnerkennung: Alamy