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Description: Tap Housing Circa 10 Metres West of Number 8
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111923
OS Grid Reference: NY9492125140
OS Grid Coordinates: 394921, 525140
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6214, -2.0802
MIDDLETON IN TEESDALE NEW TOWN
24/121 Tap housing circa
10 metres west
of No. 8
Tap housing. Circa 1827 for London Lead Company. Sandstone ashlar. Stone
kerbs in front of plain jambs supporting wider lintel, with pediment-shaped
coping set-back slightly, the whole c.0.8 metre high. Stone slab at back of
recess has tap set in top; wood backing above. Two iron bars from stone
slab to kerb form bucket stand. An example of the care with which the Lead
Company provided housing and facilities for its best workers, some thirty
years before public water supply was provided by the local authority.
Source: W. Fordyce, History and Antiquities of County Palatine of Durham,
1897, vol. II, p.67. Included for historical interest.
Listing NGR: NY9492125140
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Source: English Heritage
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