HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV115706
Name:Venford Reservoir, Holne


The Venford Reservoir was completed in 1907 to supply water to Paignton.


Grid Reference:SX 685 709
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RESERVOIR (Constructed, XX - 1905 AD to 1907 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

The early 20th century historic map shows the reservoir has not yet been completed; 'Water Works in course of construction' are noted, as well as the dam at the north-eastern end.

Steinmetzer, M., 2008, Archaeological Watching brief at Venford Dam, Holne, Devon (Report - Watching Brief). SDV359921.

No features or dating evidence was found to indicate prehistoric or significant later activity within the site.

Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2016, Dartmoor National Park Authority (Website). SDV359718.

In 1907 Venford and Trenchford Reservoirs were completed to supply water to Paignton (History of Dartmoor fact sheet).

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

Venford Reservoir is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75046 ]
SDV359718Website: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2016. Dartmoor National Park Authority. http://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/. Website.
SDV359921Report - Watching Brief: Steinmetzer, M.. 2008. Archaeological Watching brief at Venford Dam, Holne, Devon. Exeter Archaeology. 6330. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV14578Related to: ARTEFACT SCATTER in the Parish of Holne (Monument)
MDV47779Related to: CAIRN in the Parish of Holne (Monument)
MDV47780Related to: CLEARANCE CAIRN in the Parish of Holne (Monument)
MDV115705Related to: Deserted farmstead south-west of Venford Reservoir, Holne (Building)
MDV47778Related to: FIELD SYSTEM in the Parish of Holne (Monument)
MDV26358Related to: Hut in enclosure east of the Wheal Emma Leat, Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV51550Related to: Quarry north of Venford Reservoir, Holne (Monument)
MDV26375Related to: Streamworks at the south-west end of Venford Reservoir, Holne (Monument)
MDV12982Related to: TIN MILL in the Parish of Holne (Monument)
MDV51549Related to: WATERWORKS in the Parish of Holne (Monument)
MDV110047Related to: Weir at Venford Reservoir (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey
  • EDV7147 - Archaeological Watching brief at Venford Dam, Holne (Ref: 6330)

Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2019 3:07PM