Water tank - Water storage - Grade 1

A single storey structrure under a barrel vaulted roof. The building is constructed from double faced rubble and dressed blue stone masonry set in a mud mortar with a lime mortar pointing and a lime wash finish under modern masonry paint. The building includes a single door to the north end and a window at the south, with an expressed string course running the perimeter of the building below the springing for the barrel vault.

Interpretation: Water tank converted into a mortuary. Probably close to its oroiginal 18th century form. Similar in style to the Barrel vaulted tanks on Bermuda.

Historical context: 18th century

Significance comments: Part of the EIC period wharf complex. Internationally significant as a group. Directly related to the main driver of the island economy and part of the vista of the wharf from the bay and Ladder Hill. An integral part of the water management system of Saint Helena and one of the most vital historic functions of the wharf.

Basic Information

Parcel: JT010018

Latest inspection date: 8/26/2011

Inspected by: BMJ

Interior inspected: No

Inspected for: HER Creation

Type: Water storage

Sub type: None Sub type 2: None

Main period: East India Company

Period 2: None Period 3: None

Period 4: None Period 5: None




Trend: Deteriorating

Days work to stabilse: 10

Condition comment: Requires repointing.

Occupied: No

Feasible to occupy: Yes

Accessibility: Easily Accessible

Reuse Possibilities

None: No Tourist attraction: Yes Tourist accommodation: No Dwelling: No Public amenity: Yes Commercial: No Administrative: No Agricultural: No

Associated finds: None

Sources: None

Additional information: None

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