In Glastonbury’s long history, nothing has influenced the creation of abandoned locations more than the building of Buckingham Reservoir. Constructed in 1914, the reservoir cut off Old Coop Road and over the years, the land around it was bought up by the Manchester Water Company to keep a clean watershed around it.
The result of that are five abandoned roads, three forgotten bridges, nine lost homesteads, eight crumbling dams and an old school. There’s history at every turn in the woods surround the Buckingham Reservoir; you just need to know where to look.
- Wooldridge Homestead
- JA Gallopp Homestead
- J. Cooley/S. Franois Homestead
- Coop Road Bridge
- E. Shurtleff Homestead
- G. Kish Homestead