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Dam at South End of Lake, Plompton

Description: Dam at South End of Lake

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 330912

OS Grid Reference: SE3553353617
OS Grid Coordinates: 435533, 453617
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9774, -1.4597

Locality: Plompton
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG5 8LZ

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Listing Text


5/241 Dam at south end of Lake


Dam. c.1760. For Daniel Lascelles, probably by John Carr. Coursed gritstone
with extensive rock-faced rustication. Approximately 70 metres long, 5 metres
high and 6 metres wide. Symmetrical south-facing facade composed of: central
round arched recess flanked by (in order) - large buttress, walling (with iron
valve to left), buttress, wall with circular recess, buttress, walling and outer
buttress. Remains of low parapet with flat coping. The arched recesses have
projecting keystones and voussoirs; buttresses have heavy banded rustication,
the outer pair with large banded ball finials. Several stone-lined channels
carry water away from the south side of the dam and much of the parapet,
including at least one ball finial, has fallen down into this area. The dam
is thickly overgrown with creepers and trees. John Carr submitted a design for
the dam head in 1755 and although it is claimed that it was never built (Wragg
p15) the extant remains are very similar to it. R B Wragg, 'John Carr: Gothic
Revivalist'in W A Singleton (ed), Studies in Architectural History, Vol II,
pp 9-34.

Listing NGR: SE3553353617

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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