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HER Number:MDV114224
Name:Chagford reservoir, Dennis Park

Summary

Part of the original water supply to the town, this originated as an open reservoir above Dennis Park which is now covered but (along with the supply leat) is still functional today and can be used in times of drought.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 702 870
Map Sheet:SX78NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RESERVOIR (XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Reservoir (Chagford Water Works)' is depicted on the late 19th century historic mapping.


Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

'Reservoir (Okehampton Rural District Council Water Works)' is depicted on the 1930s historic mapping.


Rice, I., 2002, The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart, 126-7 (Monograph). SDV356605.

Part of the main water supply that was originally provided around 1800 in connection with Berry's woollen mill at Moorlands, which was later extended and modified. This was an open reservoir above Dennis Park which was not originally on the direct line of the leat, but off to one side, the leat channel acting as a 'by-wash' to allow the reservoir to be emptied for cleaning.
The Chagford reservoir and supply leat are still functional and are used to augment to replace the modern pumped mains supply at times of drought.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

'Reservoir (covered)' depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV356605Monograph: Rice, I.. 2002. The Book of Chagford. A Town Apart. The Book of Chagford. Hardback Volume. 126-7.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #73563 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV114181Related to: Chagford town leats (Monument)
MDV114220Related to: Dennis Park, Chagford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2016 9:57AM