MEM21946 - Post-medieval and modern water supply in Dulverton (Monument)
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A number of wells (W), pumps (P) and water taps (W.T.) are marked throughout Dulverton on the First and Second Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [1-2] Wells are marked on the 1820 map behind cottages in Jury Road and Chapel Lane. [3-4] The first pumps in the town were established in 1845. In 1924, a culvert was put in from a spring into a water tank, to supply water to Dulverton. A drinking tap was available by the Rock Inn. In 1935, water was piped to Dulverton from a reservoir in the Hollam Valley, then in 1958, a pumping station was put in at Marsh Bridge. The local source of water was abandoned when Wimbleball Reservoir was opened in around 1979.  In the early 20th Century, many people relied on the river for water, but it was contaminated with sewage and blood and offal from slaughtering pigs and chickens. 
- <1> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <2> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <3> SEM7096 Article in monograph: Gathercole, C.. 2003. English Heritage Extensive Urban Survey: An Archaeological Assessment of Dulverton. The Somerset Urban Archaeological Survey. English Heritage. P.14.
- <4> SSO52 Map: 1820. Map of Dulverton.
- <5> SEM7523 Monograph: Dulverton and District Civic Society. 2002. The Book of Dulverton, Brushford, Bury and Exebridge. Halsgrove. P.19, 97.
- <6> SEM7541 Monograph: Siraut, M.. 2009. Exmoor: The Making of an English Upland. Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1st Edition. P.157.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9129 2803 (513m by 638m) (Estimated from sources)|
|Civil Parish||DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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May 4 2020 11:38PM
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