CISTERN ON SLOPES OF THE VERNE AT NGR SY 6907 7344

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1206263
Date first listed:
17-May-1993
Statutory Address:
CISTERN ON SLOPES OF THE VERNE AT NGR SY 6907 7344, VERNE ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CISTERN ON SLOPES OF THE VERNE AT NGR SY 6907 7344, VERNE ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Dorset
District:
Weymouth and Portland (District Authority)
Parish:
Portland
National Grid Reference:
SY 69069 73424

Details

PORTLAND

SY6873 VERNE ROAD, Fortuneswell 969-1/3/129 (North side (off)) Cistern on slopes of The Verne at NGR SY 6907 7344

II

Water supply cistern with monumental entrance in the hillside. c 1880. Heavy rusticated rock-faced Portland stone with drafted edges to blocks. A stone-vaulted chamber c 2.5m x 3.5m x 3m high entered through a square opening with voussoirs with drafted edges, part blocked in lower half by concrete block wall. The approach has raking retaining walls to either side, following the steep incline of the hill slope. Interior has low segmental vault, a plinth, and 3 iron tie bars; at each end are shaped recesses cut into wall, presumably to house former pumping machinery. This cistern evidently served, inter alia, a tank slightly lower on the slope, but concealed by undergrowth and inaccessible at the time of survey (June 1991). Before the supply of piped water to the Island, this storage cistern and its works would have been an important installation.

Listing NGR: SY6906973424

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
382046
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 29 May 2003
Reference: IOE01/09421/31
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