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HER Number:MDV102960
Name:Second World War Emergency Water Supply reservoir

Summary

A Emergency Water Supply reservoir of Second World War date is visible on aerial photographs of 1946 as a structure at the junction of Under Minnow Road and Priory Close, Pilton, Barnstaple. The tank is not clearly visible on any aerial photographs of later date available to the survey.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 555 341
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPILTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WATER TANK (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1655, NMR RAF/106G/UK/1655 4212 11-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349996.

A circular structure is visible.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

A circular structure of Second World War date is visible on aerial photographs taken in July 1946, at the junction of Under Minnow Road and Priory Close, Pilton, Barnstaple. The structure has been interpreted as a temporary water tank, many of which were constructed during the Second World War and known as EWS (Emergency Water Supply) reservoirs. These were normally used in areas where water supply was disrupted, or at risk of disruption due to air raids, and were usually between 10 and 12 metres in diameter. At circa 8.5 metres in diameter this is slightly smaller than the norm, but was probably built here due to the town’s proximity to RAF Chivenor. Similar tanks have been recorded around Appledore and Instow. The tank is not clearly visible on any of the aerial photographs of later date available to the survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349996Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1655. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/106G/UK/1655 4212 11-JUL-1946. [Mapped feature: #62463 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:May 3 2017 12:44PM