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Description: Sheepwash on Ashfield Water, with Railings
Date Listed: 7 July 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 320141
OS Grid Reference: ST8250732576
OS Grid Coordinates: 382507, 132576
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0922, -2.2511
ST 83 SW MERE BURTON
2/12 Sheepwash on Ashfield
Water, with railings.
Remains of sheepwash basin. Probably Cl9. Squared drystone limestone blocks to
large stone coping blocks. Walls are c1.25 m high enclosing a roughly
coffin-shaped space c.ll m long overall and 4 m wide at the widest; the right
hand (east) end is very narrow, and at the left end a return length of walling
former a sluice-way or gateway. Left of this the walling runs c25 m alongside
the road, then returns at right angles for c6 m. There are remanants of a stone
paved floor in the small enclosure, but much of this now (October 1987)
overgrown. On the road edge a set of railings in 9 panels with square posts at
c2.5 m centres carrying a top rail of rod, and a lower rail with small close set
vertices all set to the coping of the main structure. An interesting
historical survival, once much more common in the area of the Downs.
Listing NGR: ST8250732576
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