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HER Number:MDV46833
Name:RESERVOIR in the Parish of North Molton


Reservoir at Upcott Mine was once used to power a waterwheel in the farm buildings


Grid Reference:SS 755 293
Map Sheet:SS72NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorth Molton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH MOLTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS72NE/1/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RESERVOIR (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey, OS 25" (Cartographic). SDV848.

Site of a reservoir 46m x 12m shown on OS 25" (1880s) map along the north side of the road to the west of 'Upcott Mine' with a 'Sluice' on the west side.

Dixon, D., 1983, Untitled Source, 280 (Monograph). SDV322502.

Reservoir 110' by 20'. Controlled by a sluice and fed by stream from adit (see PRN 46832). Farmer states that this was once used to power a waterwheel in the farm buildings at Upcott farm. The wheel was removed during WWII.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV322502Monograph: Dixon, D.. 1983. Mining and the Community in the Parishes of North Molton, South Molton, Mol. 280.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25". OS 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV46832Related to: ADIT in the Parish of North Molton (Monument)
MDV46834Related to: EARTHWORK in the Parish of North Molton (Monument)
MDV756Related to: Upcott Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM