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Was looking at the floorplans on this page (picture 43), was wondering if buildings from 1745-1847 were likely to have water tanks in the attic? Would this have been added during a relatively modern (say 100 years) refit? My impression would be that during the initial period, the attic 'floor' was used to house domestics and provide insulation / rain cover, rather than provide water storage / pressure infrastructure.

Have done some Googling on this with no success, but honestly I don't have much experience/knowledge of this topic!

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    When you say "tank", I think of something made of metal or plastic. You might have more luck searching for "cistern". Rainwater-collecting cisterns were used in some places in that period, but I don't know how common they'd be in your area.
    – jamesqf
    Aug 1 at 2:13
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    @Jos Why would they need a pump when gravity will do just fine? The tank is in the attic. Aug 1 at 5:26
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    @CareyGregory how does the water get there? Magic?
    – Jos
    Aug 1 at 5:44
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    @PieterGeerkens Rain collecting tanks usually are at ground level so they may collect rain from a bigger surface. Anyway the main problem with a water tank in the attic is that water is very heavy and it would require lots of reinforcement (and for a house built in 1745 it would still be a significant risk).
    – SJuan76
    Aug 1 at 7:29
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    @Jos: Ever spent much time in Ireland? If so, you will have noticed that it rains quite a lot there.
    – jamesqf
    Aug 1 at 15:44

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