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HER Number:MDV32857
Name:Sowden Reservoir, Barnstaple

Summary

Sowden Reservoir, formerly known as Pickard's Down Reservoir, a covered reservoir on the north side of Sowden Lane. It was expanded in the second half of the twentieth century by the addition of a second reservoir immediately east of the original site.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 571 331
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/298

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RESERVOIR (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Pickard's Down Reservoir (Barnstaple Water Works Co.) marked, comprising a rectangular reservoir reached by a track off the north side of Sowden Lane. There is also a small building depicted just off the north-east corner of the reservoir.


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

Pickard's Down Reservoir (Barnstaple Water Works Co.) marked.


Ordnance Survey, 1932, 13NE. Revision of 1932 (Cartographic). SDV335651.

Pickard's Down Reservoir shown.


Ordnance Survey, 1975, SS53SE (Cartographic). SDV342729.

Reservoir (covered) marked. Comparison between this and the 1930s map shows that by 1975 an additional, larger, covered reservoir had been added on the east side of the original reservoir.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Marked as Sowden Reservoir (covered) on 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).
SDV335651Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1932. 13NE. Revision of 1932. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1975. SS53SE. Ordnance Survey 1:10000 map. Map (Paper).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87607 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 7 2013 10:09AM