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MSO10036 - Reservoir, Dunster Castle

ENPHER Number:MSO10036
Name:Reservoir, Dunster Castle
Type of Record:Monument
Grid Reference:SS 9908 4342

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A 19th-century brick vaulted underground reservoir in the grounds of Dunster Castle, gravity-fed by a pipeline from a spring at Broadwood Farm.

Monument Types

  • RESERVOIR (AD 19th Century to Modern - 1870 AD? to 2050 AD (Unclassified))

Designated Status

  • Scheduled Monument 1020410: Motte and bailey at Dunster Castle
  • Conservation Area: Dunster Conservation Area


A brick built reservoir lies in the grounds of Dunster Castle, on the edge of the motte at SS 9909 4343. It was built by G F Luttrell in 1870, has a capacity of 40 000 gallons and was gravity fed by a pipeline from a spring at Broadwood Farm. The reservoir remained in use until 1960. It supplied most of Dunster town. Much of the exterior of the structure is obscured with vegetation; access is via a brick vaulted passage way, a plaque records "GFL 1870" [1, 2]

<1> 1/6/1998, SS94SE Site visit, 108 (Map). SSO653.

<2> Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, Field Investigators Comment, Riley H 1998 RCHME Field Investigation (Unpublished document). SMO5111.

Related records

MSO9412Part of: Dunster Castle (Building)
MSO9460Part of: Dunster Castle Garden (Monument)

Other References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9482
  • Local List Status (No)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE108
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1155909
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13473
Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2015 2:18PM


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