Roseland Cottage

Cistern Exterior

We believe that rain run-off from the roof (which had been channeled to the cellar cistern) and water from the cellar well was hand pumped from the basement cistern to the attic cistern. That pumping system no longer exists and there is very scant documentary evidence to provide details as to how it worked. For more information on the water system at  Roseland Cottage, see the Architecture, Design & Style: Technology section.