MSO10036 - Reservoir, Dunster Castle
|Name:||Reservoir, Dunster Castle|
|Type of Record:||Monument|
|Grid Reference:||SS 9908 4342|
|Parish:||DUNSTER, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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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.
- RESERVOIR (AD 19th Century to Modern - 1870 AD? to 2050 AD (Unclassified))
- 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Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, Field Investigators Comment, Riley H 1998 RCHME Field Investigation (Unpublished document).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.
|MSO9412||Part of: Dunster Castle (Building)|
|MSO9460||Part of: Dunster Castle Garden (Monument)|
- 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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