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HER Number:MDV9347
Name:Kennick Reservoir

Summary

Kennick Reservoir. This reservoir was constructed in 1884 above Tottiford, capacity 194 million gallons. The reserviors are enclosed by earthen embankments with core walls of clay puddle carried across natural valleys. Kennick, the upper reservoir, is connected by pipeline to the filters.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 804 843
Map Sheet:SX88SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBridford
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCHRISTOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88SW/13

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RESERVOIR (XIX - 1884 AD to 1884 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 2340 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.


Kingdon, A. S., 1938 - 1942, Torquay Water and Electricity, 140-141 (Article in Serial). SDV349152.

It was decided in 1879 to build the additional reservoir at kennick. Constructed 1881-1884. History given.


Bastow, R. F., 1956, The diatom-flora of the Torquay Corporation Waterworks in the parish of Hennock, 239-240 (Article in Serial). SDV311186.

Kennick Reservoir. This reservoir was constructed in 1884 above Tottiford, capacity 194 million gallons. The reserviors are enclosed by earthen embankments with core walls of clay puddle carried across natural valleys. Kennick, the upper reservoir, is connected by pipeline to the filters.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Visible on aerial photograph and recorded on map overlay.


Trueman, M., 2000, Water and Sewage Step 3 Assessment (Report - non-specific). SDV288012.

17/3/2000 Tottiford reservoirs. Impounding scheme for Torquay consisting of three earth dam reservoirs built between 1861 and 1929.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2340.
SDV288012Report - non-specific: Trueman, M.. 2000. Water and Sewage Step 3 Assessment. English Heritage Monuments Protection Programme Step 3 Report. Unknown.
SDV311186Article in Serial: Bastow, R. F.. 1956. The diatom-flora of the Torquay Corporation Waterworks in the parish of Hennock. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 88. Unknown. 239-240.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV349152Article in Serial: Kingdon, A. S.. 1938 - 1942. Torquay Water and Electricity. Transactions of the Torquay Natural History Society. 8. Unknown. 140-141.

Associated Monuments

MDV120082Related to: Clampitt Cottages, east of Kennick Reservoir (Building)
MDV103183Related to: Earthwork 30 metres north of Kennick Reservoir (Building)
MDV120083Related to: Granite gate post east of Kennick Reservoir (Monument)
MDV120091Related to: Granite gate post south of Smithacott (Monument)
MDV120087Related to: Granite gate post south-west of Clampitt House (Monument)
MDV120093Related to: Granite gate post west of Kennick Reservoir (Monument)
MDV120078Related to: Granite gate posts east of Kennick Reservoir (Monument)
MDV120080Related to: Granite gate posts east of Kennick Reservoir (Monument)
MDV120094Related to: Granite gate posts in plantation west of Kennick Reservoir (Monument)
MDV120079Related to: Granite gate posts north of Beacon Plantation (Monument)
MDV103184Related to: Granite gate posts north of Kennick Reservoir (Monument)
MDV120089Related to: Granite gate posts south of Smithacott (Monument)
MDV120085Related to: Kennick Cottage, south of Kennick Reservoir (Building)
MDV120084Related to: Pairs of granite gate posts east of Kennick Reservoir (Monument)
MDV39753Related to: Quarry south of Kennick Reservoir, Christow (Monument)
MDV9380Related to: Tottiford Reservoir, Hennock (Monument)
MDV9384Related to: Trenchford Reservoir (Monument)
MDV103185Related to: Trough west of Laployd Plantation (Monument)
MDV102889Related to: Weir at Kennick Reservoir (Monument)
MDV102890Related to: Weir at Kennick Reservoir (Monument)
MDV120081Related to: Well east of Kennick Reservoir (Monument)
MDV120088Related to: Worked stone south of Clampitt House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2018 12:08PM