Cistern

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Along the Northern boundary of the Meadow is the site of a small 19th century building which is marked on early twentieth century maps as an ‘engine house’. The foundations of this building can still be seen next to a large tiled cistern, which was part of the water supply system for the house. Water was collected in the cistern and pumped to Chilworth Manor by a pumping engine housed in the adjacent building. Stories abound of the reservoir being used for bathing by occupants of the house. The cistern is now empty as its ornamental plug has recently gone missing; anyone knowing the whereabouts of the plug is asked to contact Chilworth Conservation Limited.

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The conservation area is located on land owned by the University of Southampton, behind Chilworth Manor Hotel.

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