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HER Number:MDV46769
Name:Reservoir in Longtimber Wood, Cornwood


Reservoir dating from the mid-late 19th century depicted on historic maps. Was used by American solidiers around the time of the Second World War as a swimming pool, particularly for teaching children to swim.


Grid Reference:SX 637 572
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/198

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RESERVOIR (XIX - 1840 AD to 1889 AD (Between))
  • SWIMMING POOL (World War II - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Reservoir' indicated on late 19th century historic map.

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

'Reservoir (Ivybridge Urban District Council)' indicated on early 20th century historic map.

Ordnance Survey, 1966, 25 inch (Cartographic). SDV350707.

'Swimming pool' indicated on 1966 historic map.

Agricultural Development Advisory Service, 1995, ADAS recording sheet (Report - Survey). SDV168110.

Recorded as stable.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Burgess, J., 2014, Reservoir near Ivybridge (Personal Comment). SDV168112.

Local knowledge recalls that this sreservoir was used around the Secon World War as a swimming pool. American troops taught children to swim here.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV168110Report - Survey: Agricultural Development Advisory Service. 1995. ADAS recording sheet. Agricultural Development Advisory Sheet. Unknown.
SDV168112Personal Comment: Burgess, J.. 2014. Reservoir near Ivybridge. Not Applicable.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350707Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1966. 25 inch. 25 inch. Unknown.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #92819 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13136Related to: King's Gutter Leat (Monument)
MDV13132Related to: Lukesland Farm leat, Harford (Monument)
MDV15615Related to: Quarries in and near Longtimber Wood, Ivybridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 2 2015 11:51AM