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Conduit Head at Sk 0923 0928, Burntwood

Description: Conduit Head at Sk 0923 0928

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 272611

OS Grid Reference: SK0923009280
OS Grid Coordinates: 409230, 309280
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6811, -1.8649

Location: Burntwood, Staffordshire WS13 8BW

Locality: Burntwood
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WS13 8BW

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Listing Text

SK 0923 0928

5/1 Conduit head at
SK 0923 0928

- II*

Conduit head. Probably mid-C12. Large sandstone blocks, part refaced
to lower parts in brick; solid stone roofing blocks. A small square
gabled structure set into a bank so that only the gable and the roof
are visible; small central (probably C19) entrance with boarded door.
The interior has a pointed vault and drops below ground level (the
water level was found to be 2m off the floor in 1975) to the water
basin in which the lead conduit was fed. The conduit served Lichfield
Cathedral and was originally instigated in 1166, used continuously
until 1969 when it was abandoned. The conduit head (q.v.) and basin
(q.v.) are still visible in the close. J. Gould "The Twelfth Century
Water Supply to Lichfield Close", The Antiquaries Journal, Volume LVI,
Part I, 1976, pp. 73-79.

Listing NGR: SK0923009280

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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