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Cistern on Slopes of the Verne at Ngr Sy 6907 7344

A Grade II Listed Building in Fortuneswell, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5598 / 50°33'35"N

Longitude: -2.438 / 2°26'16"W

OS Eastings: 369069

OS Northings: 73424

OS Grid: SY690734

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.2TYP

Mapcode Global: FRA 57SL.80B

Entry Name: Cistern on Slopes of the Verne at Ngr Sy 6907 7344

Listing Date: 17 May 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206263

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382046

Location: Portland, Dorset, Dorset, DT5

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

Civil Parish: Portland

Built-Up Area: Fortuneswell

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Portland All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


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

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