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HER Number:MDV77249
Name:Springhead Cisterns at Rear of Church Park Cottages

Summary

Two adjoining cistern structures built into the hillside, which feed a water tank at the rear of a row of former coastguard cottages.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 887 513
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingswear
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSWEAR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CISTERN (XIX - 1866 AD to 1866 AD (Throughout))

Full description

Humphreys, C. + Waterhouse, R., 2009, The Water Tank to the Rear of Church Park Cottages, Kingswear, Devon, 6 (Report - Survey). SDV344608.

Two adjoining cistern structures built into the hillside approximately 1 metre higher than the water tank. The eastern chamber appears to be earlier and is a rectangular mortared stone rubble structure, 0.9 by 1.4 metres, with a hatchway in the north wall giving access. The water level is circa 0.3 metres deep upto the threshold of the hatch, which has a wrought iron frame with the remains of hinges for an iron door which opened outwards. The roof is composed of corbelled slate slabs, circa 1 metre above the level of the water. The western structure, which sits over a second spring abutting the first, is very small and of similar construction. The wrought iron encircling railings are not likely to be original. Other details: Figure 1c. Map object based on this Source.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV344608Report - Survey: Humphreys, C. + Waterhouse, R.. 2009. The Water Tank to the Rear of Church Park Cottages, Kingswear, Devon. Southwest Archaeology Report. 090717. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.

Associated Monuments

MDV77247Related to: Church Park Cottages (Building)
MDV77248Related to: Former Water Tank at Rear of Church Park Cottages (Monument)
MDV77251Related to: Water Pipe from Cisterns to Tank at Church Park Cottages (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4701 - Archaeological Building Survey of The Water Tank to the Rear of Church Park Cottages, Kingswear, Devon

Date Last Edited:May 21 2010 2:35PM