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Latitude: 52.6811 / 52°40'52"N
Longitude: -1.8649 / 1°51'53"W
OS Eastings: 409230
OS Northings: 309280
OS Grid: SK092092
Mapcode National: GBR 3C8.WWS
Mapcode Global: WHCGN.BV6Y
Entry Name: Conduit Head at Sk 0923 0928
Listing Date: 15 January 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1038874
English Heritage Legacy ID: 272611
Location: Burntwood, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13
Civil Parish: Burntwood
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Church of England Parish: Lichfield Christ Church
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SK 00 NE BURNTWOOD C.P. MAPLE HAYES
SK 0923 0928
5/1 Conduit head at
SK 0923 0928
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
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