Drakes Place Reservoir, North Hill, Plymouth

Drakes Place Reservoir, North Hill, Plymouth
Photograph taken 07 July 2004 © Mr Gerald Rendle. Source Historic England Archive ref: 473676

A loggia and ornamental fountain built to commemorate the importance of the creation of the city reservoir and as part of a small public park. The loggia was constructed in 1754 and the fountain in 1874. The reservoir walls are behind the loggia. The reservoir has been fed by leats (channels) carrying water from Dartmoor since the 16th century.

Location

Plymouth Plymouth

Period

Tudor (1485 - 1602)

Tags

water supply sanitation health Tudor (1485 - 1602)