Turncock House - SA

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -34.301338 138.8573
DMS: 34º 18' 4.82" S 138º 51' 26.28" E
UTM: 54 H 6202353mN 302811mE
Altitude: 325m


Address & Contact

19 Taylors Run Rd
Kapunda SA 5373
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The Turncock House is often mistakenly referred to as the ‘Pump House’. Water was not pumped from the reservoir – it flowed by gravitational force into the town.

This building was constructed to house the Turncock – a large faucet or tap used to regulate the flow of water. It was operated by the Waterworks Manager who resided in the nearby house on the opposite side of Taylor’s Run Road at the northern end of the reservoir wall

The Pines Committee is keen to retrieve and restore the turncock and information as to its current whereabouts would be greatly appreciated and rewarded.

The brick tunnel was built from the Water Tower to the Turncock House so that maintenance could be carried out on the water pipe without having to empty water out of the Reservoir.
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Closest Weather Station

Nuriootpa at 20/04:00pm CST
Distance from Turncock House 23.71km SE
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Closest Climatic Station

Nuriootpa Viticultural
Distance from Turncock House 23.71km SE
Mean Max. °C30.029.525.721.917.414.013.414.817.820.725.227.1
Mean Min. °C14.514.611.
Mean Rain mm15.423.430.133.547.854.152.554.658.538.533.336.8

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