The Garden Guide

Book: Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, 1816
Chapter: Fragment XxxIII. Extracted From The Report On Sherringham Bower, In Norfolk, A Seat Of Abbot Upcher, Esq. Situation.

Water at Sherringham, Norfolk

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Thirdly. Objects of convenience, of which the first is the supply of water. This is an object of great importance, yet I have frequently seen large houses placed where no water can be had, but by aqueducts, or distant land-carriage; and, as it is not only for the constant use of the family, that water is essential, but as a security in case of fire, some great reservoir, or tank, ought always to be provided near the house. From the situation of the two ponds near the site, we have reason to expect water will not fail.