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Dam Between Upper and Lower Lakes, 200 Metres South of Pondsmead, Ashwick

Description: Dam Between Upper and Lower Lakes, 200 Metres South of Pondsmead

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 266438

OS Grid Reference: ST6348046944
OS Grid Coordinates: 363480, 146944
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2205, -2.5243

Location: Bath Road, Ashwick, Somerset BA3 5AF

Locality: Ashwick
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA3 5AF

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Listing Text


1/22 Dam between upper and lower
lakes, 200 metres South of



Dam containing hermit's cell, various grottoes, a tunnel, a staircase, and a ruined arch, masked by a fictive cliff.
C18. Rough hewn and random laid rock, mostly Tufa, forming picturesque grottoes and ruins. Vaulted hermit's Cell
approached from landing stage, contains stone seats and table, dam extends to sluice arrangement concealing subsiduary
grottoes and a tunnel. Romantic winding stairs to upper level. An unusually complete survival.

Listing NGR: ST6348046944

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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