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Water Wheel Pit, Forest and Frith

Description: Water Wheel Pit

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111848

OS Grid Reference: NY7785032610
OS Grid Coordinates: 377850, 532610
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6880, -2.3451

Location: Forest and Frith, Durham

Locality: Forest and Frith
County: Durham
Country: England

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Listing Text

NY73SE NY778326
4/47 Water wheel pit
Lead mill water wheel pit. Probably mid C19 for London Lead Company. Rubble
with stony render; no roof.

Rectangular plan. Circa 120 x 3.5 metres, the long walls c. one metre thick
and c. 6 metres high inside. Long east wall, flat-topped, with square beam and
c. 15 cm. across at centre of east face; west wall damaged at centre, but
otherwise flat-topped. Thinner north wall to full height, with dislodged top
beam; south wall damaged. Interior shows deep pit; central uprights, c. 30 cm.
square set in side walls, formerly supported wheel axle.

Listing NGR: NY7785032610

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Source: English Heritage

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