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Latitude: 51.746 / 51°44'45"N
Longitude: -2.6499 / 2°38'59"W
OS Eastings: 355224
OS Northings: 205458
OS Grid: SO552054
Mapcode National: GBR JN.184D
Mapcode Global: VH878.0CYV
Entry Name: Waterworks at Mork Cottage
Listing Date: 5 January 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1081540
English Heritage Legacy ID: 354529
Location: St. Briavels, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15
District: Forest of Dean
Civil Parish: St. Briavels
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: St Briavels St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
ST BRIAVELS MORK CORNER, Mork
SO 50 NE
2/258 Waterworks at Mork Cottage
Remains of water supply and distribution system. Mid C19. Sandstone, some squared
work, some rubble. A stone dam with former sluices, flanked by a vaulted cistern
to the south, and an open control tank to the north; the cistern with a brick vault.
The dam with overflow has a drop of c 3 metres to the stream bed, over a width of
c 2.5 metres, flanked by walls rising to non-coped top surface c 1 metre wide and
with remnants of groove in upright stone each side for former gates. Walls return
upstream each side for c 3 metres and on the north side a rectangular tank
c 2.2 x 1.7 m overall with coped enclosing walls has grille inlet from stream and
a cast iron outlet pipe said to have formerly supplied water power to generate
electricity for Lindors below. Outlet from stream has large single stone lintol.
On the south side, connected to the dam face by a rubble wall not bonded to the
dam, an enclosed cistern with heavy raking buttress on the stream side and a vaulted
cistern with overflow pipe. The cistern draws water from a small side spring, and
supplied water to Lindors, below; some supply still drawn by a farm nearby. The
whole has been silted up and overgrown, but is now (October 1987) under rescue and
repair. It represents an interesting ensemble set to a steep but small stream to
service a large Victorian house (Lindors), with consequent historic interest. There
was formerly also a footbridge here, recorded an OS maps.
Listing NGR: SO5522405458
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