MSO10036 - 19th Century reservoir at Dunster Castle (Building)


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

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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]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Map: 1/6/1998. SS94SE Site visit. 108.
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998. [Mapped feature: #34633 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9908 4342 (3m by 4m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9482
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE108
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA176584
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1155909
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13473

Record last edited

Jan 22 2020 12:38PM


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